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11th October 2016

Message from Hampshire Safeguarding Board.

The Hampshire and IOW PREVENT Partnership Board website has now gone live and can be accessed by the following link:

It provides a wealth of useful information on national and local guidance, training, resources and  links to useful organisations. I’d be grateful if you could promote the website in your organisation and amongst your networks and also if possible to place a link to it on your websites and/or intranet sites. 

28th September 2016

The PACAC said hospital management need to communicate to staff that “organisational pressures should never take priority over person-centred care”.  Read the full report

22nd September 2016

Social services for older and disabled people face crisis because post-Brexit migration restrictions could cause a massive shortage of care workers, leading care organisations have said. continue...

Dont forget as an HCA member you can advertise your jobs free on the HCA website.


20th September 2016

This latest report follows ‘The Care Crash’ [July 2016] published by the National Care Association, which warned of the sector facing a potentially ‘perfect storm’; reductions in local authorities commissioned beds, shortages of qualified nurses and care workers, the introduction of the national living wage for staff and an increasing reliance on self-funding clients. The impact of all this will put many care homes under unprecedented pressure

Read the full story

20th September 2016

This report, published jointly with the Nuffield Trust, looks at the current state of social care services for older people in England 

read the full report here     or download a PDF copy

26th August 2016

Below are links to this month's CQC newsletters:

5th August 2016

If you’re considering a move to a care home, you may be wondering how you’ll pay for it. Paying for care can be complicated, so get as much advice as you can. 

1st August 2016

Social care is in crisis and facing unprecedented demand; tackling these challenges requires someone with the power to make real change. Read the full story

21st July 2016

Benfield Fire are one of our Patrons. See how their Digital Firefighting Training could benefit your care home.

19th July 2016

As a sector we have been quite successful with raising the issue of duplication between CQC and Commissioners, particularly over inspections.  As a result the Department of Health is undertaking consultation work with providers including a survey of providers.



18th July 2016

Please find below the HCC heatwave notification with information about the Level 2 Alert.

30th June 2016
FREE - HSAB / HCA Safeguarding Workshop
Safeguarding Adults Lead Network An event for independent care providers

15th June 2016

Nominations and ticket sales are now open for the 2016 Hampshire Care Awards!

10th June 2016

FREE Peninsular event - 19/07/16

Your obligations as an employer - help and advice.

1st June 2016

Next week the Alzheimers Show will be on at Olympia, London on 10th & 11th June.

27th May 2016

This week the CQC released details of their new strategy.

27th May 2016

This week our new Fair Price 4 Care petition to parliament went live! 


9th May 2016

The latest issue of Care Talk Magazine is online now.

6th May 2016

The Bournemouth Echo write about what it means for care homes.

6th May 2016

The Guardian write about the cash crisis facing the care sector.

4th May 2016

CQC Update

28th April 2016

Highlights from Lester Aldridge's Employment Law & HR Blog

28th April 2016

HCA have launched a new campaign called, Fair Price 4 Care.

12th April 2016

We are holding a Workshop & Information Day at KCC in Hedge End on Wednesday 27th April.


1st April 2016

HCA talk to ITV about the national living wage.

7th March 2016

HCC announce 2.2% Fee Uplift for 2016 /17


24th November 2015

Last Friday night the annual Hampshire Care Awards took place at Southampton Golf Club. 


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