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Blog written by Mark Topps, Regional Support Manager, part of the Social Care…


#9wordsforcare

In the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 11th May, the future of social care was pinned down to nine tiny words –…


Partners in Care: supporting care home visiting

A year of learning The country has been living with the coronavirus pandemic since early 2020. Locking down care homes…


Conversations in Social Care with Vic Rayner , CEO National Care Forum

National Care Forum Chief Executive, Vic Rayner is interviewed by Steve Walls for ‘Conversations in Social…


We got knocked down…….

The Chumbawumba moment for social care was well and truly missed! Along with the rest of the country, social care has…


2020 – A year in the glare for social care

Sorrow lays heavy on us all as we head to the end of this year; a year where so many have lost loved ones, friends,…


There will be testing days ahead!

The provision of Lateral Flow tests has the potential to completely change the landscape around visits within care…


Baublegate – defend the Xmas decs!

Christmas is always a special time in care homes, full of festive fun – a time of joy, light and sparkle. Up and down…


COVID-19 Winter Plan Score Card: Science 10 – Maths 0

Vic Rayner, Executive Director at the National Care Forum, the leading association the not-for-profit social care…


The Infection Control Fund: Bean counting in extremis

The first wave of the Infection Control Fund was introduced in May and provided a direct source of funding primarily to…


Visiting in Care Homes: where now?

Why this is such an important issue To deprive people living in care homes of the stimulation and unprecedented…


Now you see them, now you don’t… The invisibility of social care Personal Assistants during the pandemic

NCF guest blog by Dr. John Woolham | NIHR SSCR Senior Research Fellow | Health and…


The Winter’s Tale

The government has now published it’s Covid-19 Winter Plan 2020/21. The full plan can be found here. It is a 52 page…


The Clock is Ticking

With reports of a rise of COVID-19 cases in the UK population and the subsequent increase of outbreaks in care homes,…


CQC Testing Policy Rated Inadequate

You might recall that on 26 August, NCF wrote an open letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social…