Latest Care News
6th July 2015

A one day session to provide a thorough understanding of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Delegates will explore when a deprivation of liberty might occur

9th June 2015

An opportunity to explore the impact of dementia on the lives of families.

8th June 2015

This five day programme is a blended learning approach which will enable you to have a moving and handling champion

14th May 2015
For those tasked with training theory and practical skills in administration of medicines and
assessing staff. This is a 3 day comprehensive blended learning course.

5th May 2015
This Programme will give you the skills and confidence to be your organisation’s Safeguarding and
Mental Capacity Act Champion and provide you with the resources to deliver basic awareness training.

23rd April 2015

Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Skills For Care.

21st April 2015

The Law Society has issued comprehensive guidance on the law relating to the deprivation of liberty safeguards.

15th April 2015

For all the latest news and updates from

14th April 2015

CQC inspectors publish reports on 34 adult social care services in the South

10th April 2015
Working with Challenging Behaviour using Positive Behaviour Support – Level 2
This course will enable participants to develop skills in using the functional assessment process to
understand the purpose a behaviour may be serving for an individual


10th April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of our e-newsletter

We hope you enjoyed the Easter bank holiday weekend. This month we have a new podcast about getting involved in dementia research, an updated factsheet on personal budgets, and our magazine feature looks at how a London hospital trust is leading the way in giving carers better access to hospital wards


10th April 2015

The Care Act clause analysis describes the clauses in the Care Act including whether they are new provisions, consolidation or modernisation of the law.

The Department of Health Care Act factsheets accompany Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, and provide an overview and the duties and powers local authorities will have in the future.

10th April 2015

The Department of Health and Public Health England have developed Care and Support & You to raise awareness of the Care Act Reforms being introduced from April 2015. Campaign resources are now available, free to support partner organisations in communicating the reforms simply and effectively. Resources include copy, creative, and briefing documents.

10th April 2015

As of December 2014, all care homes are obliged to provide information about allergens in all food prepared and served to care home residents, facing fines if they do not comply.

9th April 2015


How the Care Quality Commission (CQC) uses NMDS-SC data


 One of the benefits NMDS-SC account holders enjoy is the ability to share their data, with permission, with the CQC. Our latest graphic shows just how the data can be shared to populate the Provider Information Return and several key sector CQC publications. You can find out more here


1st April 2015

Materials to support employers in preparing for the Certificate, including revised standards and guidance are now available for use. 

31st March 2015

Keep up to date with the latest news and information from the CQC.

31st March 2015

People and their families who use care services will soon be able to make more informed choices about their care by seeing first-hand if the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has judged them as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate.

30th March 2015

April will bring significant changes to how we regulate the 49,500 health and adult social care providers and services across the country, which are dedicated to making sure people receive the best care possible at all times.

27th March 2015

This is an alert for all HCA members of CQC fraudsters phoning on the pretext that they are from CQC ( they get the manager’s name off the website) and asking for trained nurses staff names and details.

20th March 2015

Due to the unprecedented demand from managers and leaders working in frontline care an additional cohort of this highly regarded programme will be starting soon.

19th March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2015 'pre-election' Budget in bullish mood. Proclaiming that 'Britain is walking tall again', the Chancellor announced that the national debt target has been met and predicted the 'end of austerity' a year early.

18th March 2015

Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

17th March 2015

The Latest News From

26th February 2015

The nation is preparing itself for this year's Budget speech, followed shortly by the General Election. With the future of the improved economy still uncertain, all eyes are on Westminster and the decisions to come. Our monthly news update highlights some of the major topics affecting businesses today...

12th February 2015

2015 Dates for Portsmouth local group meetings


Location - Synergy Rooms St James

11th February 2015

A lot is changing at the Health+Care but not the standard of the world class conference - view the streams here. We've just implemented a few things that will mean you'll get even more out of visiting and get an even better and more personalised experience to suit your needs.

11th February 2015

Alex Knapp from The Grey Matter Group looks at how, from April, measuring staff competence will move in focus towards providing evidence of safety to practise

21st January 2015

This year saw publication of the latest revision of the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice.


2015 will continue to be a challenging year for Care Providers in Hampshire, however as a member of HCA you will receive advice, guidance and support for your business.

We will continue to facilitate workshops, training days and seminars to keep our members as up to date and informed as possible.

Membership renewals were sent out in December - if you have not received yours please contact the office

Alternatively a copy of the application form can be downloaded here

If you would like any further information on HCA please contact Debbie Corti-Young  or Call 02380 255794.

If you would like to become one of our very special Patrons

Please Contact Adam Lawrenson or Call 07429 684752 to discuss joinging us.

Contact us
* required fields

Captcha image

Can't read the image? Click here to refresh.


Thanks for contacting us. We will get in touch with you soon!

Close this window