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Local Authority and Primary Care Trusts’ approach to fee uplifts to
Independent residential care providers 2008-09

ECCA Campaign on Local Authority and Primary Care Trust
Fee Uplifts to Independent Residential Care Providers 2008-09

1. Introduction

English Community Care Association (ECCA), a registered charity, is the leading representative body for independent care homes and speaks with a unified voice both for its members and the whole community care sector.

Social Care Services becomes sole UK provider of training & training accreditation for NISCP

After 3 years of impeccable service to the National Institute of Social Care Professionals (NISCP), Social Care Services (SCS) has been granted the contract to provide training and training accreditation for the NISCP throughout the UK.
Being part of the ever flourishing UKISO group, SCS has thrived on the substantial wealth of support and field expertise at its fingertips. This invaluable asset ensures the continued high quality of service they have been providing over the last few years.

AGEING SOCIETY MUST SPUR POLICY CHANGES

AGEING SOCIETY MUST SPUR POLICY CHANGES THAT SUPPORT OLDER PEOPLE, SAYS HELP THE AGED

Responding to the news that the latest population statistics show that the over 60's now outnumber the under 18's, Mervyn Kohler, Special Adviser at Help the Aged comments:

Updated CSCI Booklet

The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) have updated their advice booklet, Social care - choosing the right service for you, published 2 January 2008, which encourages people to ask the right questions, find out as much as possible about their options, and then make informed choices about their care.

Social Care Forum (Recent Entry)

We have just discovered a company called socialcareservices.co.uk who have worked with NISCP and produced a very usfull tool called the 'menu of care'.

FACS Criteria

Review of eligibility criteria
CSCI is carrying out a major review of the eligibility criteria that councils use to decide whether or not a person receives help from the council with social care services. We aim to make recommendations on how the 'Fair Access to Care Services' (FACS) system could be improved.

Your help is needed
We are asking for your help in carrying out this review either by sending us a written submission or by using the link below to complete our online survey:
Eligibility criteria review online survey