Update from CQC Trade Association meeting – 30 June 2021

June’s CQC trade association meeting covered some useful topics. See slides: 20210616 ASC Trade Association meeting draft presentation – 30 June v2 Local Authority Assurance: A brief update on the CQC work to develop their approach to Local Authority Assurance –     Working to agree high level principles with LGA & ADASS–     Assuming it […]

9 words for care

The Queen’s Speech 2021 afforded the reform of social care only nine tiny words. This was the only acknowledgement given to a sector that impacts the lives of millions of people, and has been on the promise end of reform from multiple governments for the best part of thirty years. Deeply frustrated by the minimal […]

#GreenHeartForSocialCare 💚

Blog written by Mark Topps, Regional Support Manager, part of the Social Care Innovators Group We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Green Heart for Social Care 💚 which is a joint initiative between The Caring View, The Institute for Health and Social Care Management and the Social Care Innovators Group. We are […]


In the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 11th May, the future of social care was pinned down to nine tiny words – ‘Proposals on social care reform will be brought forward’ Those with social care writ through them like a stick of rock will have noted that familiar sinking feeling, particularly as this is the same […]

Care South kicks off new season of virtual events with AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust has kicked off another season of footballing activities for residents in Care South’s local care homes – albeit over Zoom. The team delivered their first virtual session last week, with residents at Queensmead care home in Christchurch and Maiden Castle House in Dorchester getting involved. Care South, who are currently […]

Sanctuary Supported Living purchases new services from Accent Group

Sanctuary Supported Living has worked with Accent Group to secure the purchase of nearly 300 supported housing units. The deal will see Sanctuary take ownership of 284 supported housing units located largely in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber. The portfolio comprises schemes providing varying levels of support to a range of […]

Covid-safe pods being installed in Sanctuary Care homes.

Glass pods are being installed in the grounds of 47 Sanctuary Care homes to allow residents to continue see their loved ones safely face-to-face. The pods, which are being fitted in homes without designated internal visiting areas, will be complete with protective screens, seating and heater to allow families to talk comfortably. Residents have been […]

Here to Care

The care sector, and care homes in particular, have had a lot of publicity this year, often relating to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, care providers have worked extensively to support the most vulnerable in our country at such challenging times, to make sure people continue to receive high quality care […]

NCF relaunches Digital Transformation forum

In this new way of working, care and support providers, like many organisations, are adopting innovative technology to offer improved services within their settings. During the pandemic we have seen an increase in digital solutions being made available to the care sector, and so to reflect this NCF are pleased to announce the relaunch of […]