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From October, the CQC is reintroducing a new ratings system with four grades – from outstanding to inadequate.

For me, and indeed my members at West Midlands Care Association, it’s good news. 342 more words

Paperwork nightmare: The JRF way forward

I love solutions much more than the challenges presented by problems and yesterday’s blog outlined many of the paperwork difficulties that beset the care industry. 427 more words

Birmingham: Children’s services gets independent commissioner

Birmingham’s children’s services are getting an independent commissioner to oversee its work.

The move follows a government-ordered review after a catalogue of incidents made national headlines. 239 more words

Pensions and the care costs perils of cashing in

George Osborne has given all of us more freedom to handle pensions. The up side is that we can cash in our pension pots and for those who have been fortunate with investments, it opens a plethora of financial and/or self indulgence opportunity. 290 more words

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Arts group takes on day care with a difference

With day care decimated in the Midlands region, I’m hugely encouraged to read that an arts centre in south-east London is being proactive to help isolated and lonely senior people. 188 more words

Pioneering Dudley in end of life trial

Jumping from the columns of my local evening newspaper I read that Dudley is to trial a new end-of-life programme where care is delivered in the home. 279 more words

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Shocking, scary and annoying – social care ‘findings’

I read with interest that two new reports question the value of social care. Really? Please, will someone tell me on what planet the authors live? 305 more words

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