Care Corner Blog
Read the latest thoughts and opinions on all things care related from those working within the care industry
Tackling some big questions, we ask the experts to comment on policy changes, industry criticism and praise, as well as bringing insight to complex issues.
With articles covering childcare and eldercare interests, we look forward to you joining us in any debates, and sharing any articles of ours that you find of interest.
To have any value, we need to highlight the good and the bad when it comes to Nursery and Care Home reviews, says Andy Major | In this day and age, the chances are that you'll be asked to leave reviews of purchases you've made, be that a TV, tennis racquet or toaster. Why? Because word of mouth feedback is important to businesses and brands. They recognise that your opinions are...
Time for a new approach to care funding that is simple, fair and sustainable | As the government's plans for reforming the funding of care unravel further, it's time for the government to scrap its fundamentally flawed cap on care costs. Making care a...
Purnima Tanuku discusses how the minimum wage, and increasingly the living wage, are sure to be high on the manifesto list for politicians in the run up to election year and for the early years sector the issue of pay is always a balancing act | National...
New reports call for urgent action by employers and government to support carers who work | The August bank holiday weekend traditionally marks the end of summer and the beginning of a 'new term', if not at school then the long haul back at work until...
Families can share their experiences of care in a drive for greater transparency and quality improvement | Yet more news last week of older people dying allegedly as a result of poor residential care. What can be done? Greater transparency has got to...
The NDNA discusses the government's plan for new, simpler, early years sector qualifications and what changes mean to you | Details of the Government’s plans for the new early years sector qualifications have been announced and the simplified...
Our population is changing and we need to get ready for all the consequences | Our population is changing. It was ever thus. But there are some big changes under way at present. Everyone is aware that we are living longer and our population is ageing....
John Kennedy has started a year-long inquiry into improving care homes for all of us | The issues affecting care homes never seem to change. Why not? John Kennedy of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has launched a year-long inquiry into how to make...
Ingrid Karikari, of the Care Quality Commission, looks to review websites like Good Care Guide in a bid to change the way the CQC works | The report we published last week into our regulation of Morecambe Bay underlined the need to change the way we...
Why sites like Good Care Guide are key to helping families choose care and improving quality of care | The Care Quality Commission is sinking further into the mire. If the regulator can't be open and transparent in its internal dealings, then families up...
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