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…


It’s official – our care workforce do a brilliant job!

The National Care Forum is the leading voice for not-for-profit care providers. Our Policy Director, Liz Jones,…


dementia support

Dr Julie Christie is Service Manager – International at the Dementia Centre,…


Step by step – Social care

Regular testing in irregular times The recent announcement confirming the routine and regular weekly testing of care…


Strengthening the Ring of Steel: Reflections on The Care Home Support Package

The National Care Forum is the leading voice for not-for-profit care providers. Our Policy Director, Liz Jones, shares…


#ringofsteel around care homes

On Saturday 18 April, the NCF published ground-breaking data from the independent benchmarking exercise of our members…


Ode to the Unseen Care Worker

Low skilled they called you on before this was begun – as you cared and supported the most vulnerable members of our…


Budget 2020 Roundup

On Wed 11 March,  the Chancellor announced a budget with 2 distinct budgets within it;  one was an emergency £12bn plan…


Human Rights training for residential care home staff

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is excited to be on our second year of working together with NCF member…


Patient Hotels – the story continues…

Day 2 of the tour took us first of all to Lund in Sweden. Here we visited a Patient Hotel that had been running for…


Patient Hotels – and much more – the story so far…

Greetings from Copenhagen! I am spending a couple of days in Denmark and Sweden…