Latest Care News
27th July 2015

A new hybrid role for nursing in the care home sector

23rd July 2015

Visit our training page to see the latest courses from Hampshire County Council and PaCT.

22nd July 2015

Skills for Care’s policy briefings

20th July 2015

‘Shock and awe’ may not be the best approach to inspection

17th July 2015

It has been announced today that the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020.

16th July 2015

The Skills for Care Accolades give you the chance to recognise the great work you do and also to share best practice across the sector. 

8th July 2015

GPs say patchy services fail dementia patients

8th July 2015

Are your care fees protected?

Top tips on protecting fees

7th July 2015

New Skills For Care Newsletter July 2015

6th July 2015

Managers - Have your say 

6th July 2015

PaCT Managers Development Day (Winchester Area) Wednesday 9th September 2015

3rd July 2015

Skills for Care is conducting some research for the CQC looking at safety in adult social care. 

1st July 2015

The Met Office have issued Heatwave Warnings for the Southern region.

30th June 2015

CQC Safeguarding Statement

30th June 2015

Dignity in Care have released their latest newsletter.

29th June 2015

To celebrate the incredible achievements communities across the UK have made in becoming dementia-friendly, Alzheimer's Society are holding the second Dementia Friendly Awards and first ever Dementia Friendly Awards NI.

26th June 2015

New Care Act Guidance that focus on people not process when commissioning care services.

25th June 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that pension exit charges are set to be reviewed

24th June 2015

CQC explain the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 20

24th June 2015

Is an employer obliged to pay for travel time?

Yes, says a recent European case involving peripatetic workers 

22nd June 2015

Since 13 April 2015, it has been a criminal offence for care workers (including directors and their equivalents) to ill-treat or wilfully neglect someone in receipt of care. There is also a new criminal offence for care providers.

18th June 2015

A short film “What an older person with dementia really wants” by Rosemary Hurtley.

17th June 2015

Learning Through Work is a series of pocket-sized booklets from Skills for Care

15th June 2015

The first phase of the Care Act has been implemented well, but this places new responsibilities on local authorities whose core funding is being significantly reduced.

14th June 2015

W&P Health & Social Care Newsletter

12th June 2015

Care Quality Commission publish national report looking at people’s experiences of help, care and support during a mental health crisis.

5th June 2015

CQC welcomes the fact that there has been an independent review by the Department of Health about the way two procurements were handled in February 2013.

4th June 2015

Adult social care firms struggling for staff due to cuts


21st May 2015

Finding and keeping workers  is a new online resource hosted on the Skills for Care website, which supports adult social care providers of all sizes with their recruitment and retention challenges.

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13th May 2015

We have some very exciting opportunities to advertise with Hampshire Care Association.

21st April 2015

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

1st April 2015

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

12th February 2015

2015 Dates for Portsmouth local group meetings


Location - Synergy Rooms St James

21st January 2015

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


*****HCA SEMINAR*****


Ageas Bowl - Wednesday 23rd September

Free to all HCA Members


Speakers (inc local authorities) on: The Care Act, Care Certificate & Other Legislation


+ Patron stands offering HCA member discounts


To book your place email: 



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, becoming one of our patrons or joining us, please contact Debbie Corti-Young  or Call 02380 255794.

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