Department of Health

This page shows items from the Department of Health’s social care news feed.

News story: New research into funding for adult social care published

The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae proposes a new formula to be used with the Local Government Finance Settlement.
6 June 2018, 1:30 pm

News story: Cross-government plan launched to support unpaid carers

The 2-year plan will raise the profile of carers, improve employment opportunities and help to better identify young carers.
5 June 2018, 12:07 pm

News story: Education Secretary marks Mental Health Awareness Week in Hastings

Damian Hinds visited Sussex Coast College in Hastings to learn about the mental health support services available through the Opportunity Area programme.
18 May 2018, 12:52 pm

Press release: Government doubles investment in brain cancer research with £40 million ‘Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission’

The government has announced a renewed focus on brain cancer research, in honour of Tessa Jowell.
13 May 2018, 9:30 pm

Press release: Children’s Funeral Fund for England

The Prime Minister has intervened to establish a Funeral Fund for grieving parents who have lost their child.
31 March 2018, 9:43 pm

News story: Supporting World Autism Awareness Week

Sellafield Ltd has marked World Autism Awareness Week by shining a light on those affected by the condition.
28 March 2018, 12:47 pm

Speech: Social care commentary: what do local authorities need to do to improve from inadequate

Eleanor Schooling shares some of the common themes that have emerged as local authorities improve from inadequate.
21 March 2018, 9:30 am

Speech: We need to do better on social care

Jeremy Hunt outlines the 7 key principles that will guide the government’s thinking ahead of the social care green paper, to be published later in 2018.
20 March 2018, 6:55 pm

Press release: Education Secretary praises profession on World Social Work Day

Measures announced to raise the status of the social work profession to mark World Social Work Day.
20 March 2018, 4:05 pm

Speech: PM’s speech at Downing Street reception to celebrate the legacy of Jo Cox: 17 January 2018

The Prime Minister hosted a reception at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox’s legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and Loneliness Commission.
19 January 2018, 3:00 pm

Speech: Social care commentary: children’s homes

Eleanor Schooling writes that it is possible for homes to support ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieve a good or better inspection outcome.
9 January 2018, 9:47 am

News story: Independent doctors to be rated by the Care Quality Commission

Healthcare inspections in England will be ‘future-proofed’ to cover new apps and digital healthcare.
3 January 2018, 11:07 am

Speech: Amanda Spielman on the launch of Ofsted’s Annual Report 2016/17

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discusses the quality of education and care in England today at the launch of Ofsted’s Annual Report.
13 December 2017, 10:46 am

Press release: National Data Guardian 2017 report published

The National Data Guardian (NDG) today publishes a report looking back over Dame Fiona Caldicott’s first term of office in the role and to the future
12 December 2017, 9:45 am

Speech: British High Commissioner’s speaking notes at the Business Cost of Violence Against Women & Girls in Ghana forum

British High Commissioner, Iain Walker’s speaking notes at the Business Cost of Violence Against Women & Girls in Ghana forum.
11 December 2017, 12:27 pm

Speech: DFID Ghana Country Director’s speech on the business cost of violence against women & girls

Department for International Development Ghana Country Director delivered a speech at a forum on the economic impact of violence against women and girls in Ghana.
7 December 2017, 9:22 am

Speech: Testing expectations

National Data Guardian panel member Dr Alan Hassey looks at work on the role of patient expectations in the use of health and care information.
30 November 2017, 9:30 am

Press release: New children’s services inspections announced

Ofsted inspection of local authority children’s services is changing in 2018.
29 November 2017, 9:30 am

News story: Bristol seminar: Transformational change for people with complex needs: Whole systems for whole people

This seminar explores Plymouth City Council’s co-production processes to enable better outcomes for people with complex needs
23 November 2017, 11:38 am

Press release: Government to set out proposals to reform care and support

First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018.
16 November 2017, 2:00 pm