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Channel 4 News – 29 April 2020

Earlier Cathy Newman spoke to former pensions minister Baroness Altmann who now campaigns on issues surrounding social care – and Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum.

Media Releases – 21 – 23 April 2020

See the following link to view Media Coverage 21-23 April 2020 –  20 April 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: More than one million European cases of infection.

The European Centre for Disease Control says the continent now has more than one million confirmed cases and almost 100,000 deaths from the new coronavirus.  Read more here.

China Daily – 20 April 2020

It now looks as though many more elderly people with novel coronavirus have died in United Kingdom care homes than first thought, according to a group that represents not-for-profit providers.  Read more here.

China org – 20 April 2020

UK’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 16,000.  Read more here.

The Guardian – 19 April 2020

UK care homes body estimates 4,000 residents died from coronavirus

NCF calls for ‘ring of steel’ and says findings highlight flaws in official count and ‘scale of tragedy’

A group representing care home providers in the UK has estimated that about 4,000 residents have died during the coronavirus pandemic and has called on the government to build a “ring of steel” to safeguard “the most vulnerable among us”.  Read more here.

BBC News – 19 April 2020

‘Ring of steel’ call for care homes


Care Industry News – 19 April 2020

New data has added to growing evidence that the number of deaths linked to coronavirus in UK care homes may be far higher than those recorded so far.

The National Care Forum (NCF) estimates that more than 4,000 elderly and disabled people have died across all residential and nursing homes.  Read more here

BBC News – 19 April 2020

New data has added to growing evidence that the number of deaths linked to coronavirus in UK care homes may be far higher than those recorded so far.  Read more here.

The Sunday Times – 19 April 2020

Reprieve for relatives as care homes pledge not to raise prices

The UK’s largest care home companies have reassured residents and their families that their fees will not go up despite daily care costs rising by more than a third amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more here.

The Telegraph – 19 April 2020

Social care staff from Norfolk told to travel to Sheffield to get tested for Covid-19

There are 17 drive-thru testing facilities across the country but some care home staff are still a long way from their nearest centre.  Read more here.

BBC News – 19 April 2020

Coronavirus: Morning update as care home deaths remain in focus

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Sunday. We’ll have another update on Monday morning.  Read more here.

Independant,ie – 19 April 2020

Michael Gove confirms Boris Johnson did not attend emergency coronavirus meetings

  • UK minister Gove cites “deeply worrying” death toll
  • Vital delivery of protective gear for health staff delayed: Sky
  • Gove says allegation that PM Johnson was negligent “grotesque

Read more here.

Devdiscourse – 19 April  2020

OVID-19 related deaths within the UK’s care homes for the elderly and vulnerable doubled within just one week, according to data collected and analyzed by a leading representative body for the not-for-profit adult social care sector. Read more here. – 19 April 2020

New data has revealed that the number of coronavirus deaths in UK care homes may be far higher than those recorded so far, it was reported on Sunday.  Read more here.

Care Home Professional – 15 April 2020

The government has today pledged to provide a coronavirus test for “everyone who needs one” in social care.  Welcomed by Vic Rayner, Executive Director of The National Care Forum.  Read more here

The Guardian – 10 April 2020

Groups react with ‘disbelief’ to offer of temporary higher rate to cope with coronavirus pandemic.

Care providers struggling to maintain services during the coronavirus crisis have reacted angrily to an offer by English council chiefs of a temporary increase of 10% in the fees they pay the care homes, to cover their additional costs.  Read more here.

Community Care – 9 April 2020

Covid-19: council leaders’ estimates of additional adult social care provider costs ‘woefully inadequate’

Provider chiefs reject Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ estimates of a 10% hike in service costs due to coronavirus.  Read more here.

ZDNet – 9 April 2020

UK National Health Service holds talks with Facebook to deploy Portal devices in care homes

Sources speaking to the publication said a pilot scheme will be launched that involves 2,000 Portal devices being sent to care homes in Surrey and another location, potentially including Manchester, Newcastle, or Leeds, all of which are in the north of England. Read more here