23May 2018
The RIdout Report. LeafPatern

The week commencing 14 May 2018 was National Mental Health Awareness Week. Amongst the many events organised to mark this, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and CLOSER (a research centre bringing together the UK’s leading longitudinal studies) held a joint seminar on ‘Tackling mental health problems in children and young people: the importance of early […]

18May 2018
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

Figures have shown care home insolvencies have risen in the past year by 83%. In 2016-2017 81 homes became insolvent whilst in 2017-2018 this number jumped to 148 homes becoming insolvent. There are plenty of reasons why this number has risen. The obvious ones are; rise in the National Living Wage and interest rates, lack […]

14May 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

‘WILL CQC CATCH US OUT?’ With the proposed move by CQC to short-notice inspections coming into force this month, how much leniency will be allowed for one-off issues? CQC’s intention to begin short-notice or unannounced inspections of substance misuse service providers will be a significant change for the sector, which has previously had notice of […]

11May 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

Following a recent report which revealed damning revelations about the social care system, more than 80 charities have asked Mr Hunt to use the forthcoming social care green paper to address these issues. The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) created a poll and more then 3,915 people have responded. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age […]

03May 2018
The Ridout Report. Green swirl grass image.

As of 25 May 2018, a new law for data protection will apply in the UK and will see the enforcement of GDPR (General Dare Protection Regulation) across the European Union. Care home owners have until this date to get their data in check so that they can prove how they are protecting people’s data. […]