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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 209199, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) considered on (i) the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and (ii) the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211548 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not conducted any recent research on the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and on the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the development of Caring for our Future white paper in 2011, the Department undertook extensive engagement with both service users and carers who highlighted range of issues they felt needed addressing to ensure high quality care and support is available. In addressing this, the Department, working with the Sector Skills Council - Skills for Care - and other partners, has implemented a range of policies that has included setting out clear minimum training standards, recruiting more apprentices and supporting the transformation of the social work profession.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100420
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings officials of his Department have had with officials of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the naming and shaming of social care providers who do not comply with National Minimum Wage legislation; and when he expects such social care providers to be named and shamed for such non-compliance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211603 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>During the course of this year, officials from the Department of Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BiS) have formally met once for policy discussions on the issue of non-compliance of social care employers with National Minimum Wage legislation. I have also recently written to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Employment Relations (Jo Swinson) on this subject.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The new scheme making it easier to name and shame employers who do not comply with National Minimum Wage legislation came into effect from October 2013 and applies to investigations initiated after that date. HM Revenue and Customs leads on the conduct of investigations and makes recommendations to BiS Ministers on the issue of naming employers found to be in breach. The timing of any naming of social care providers is therefore dependent on the outcome of investigations, and will follow where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:40:50.2442406Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:40:50.2442406Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100854
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an assessment of or received evidence on the effect on care standards of non-payment of the national minimum wage in the social care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 211866 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not conducted any recent research on the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and on the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the development of Caring for our Future white paper in 2011, the Department undertook extensive engagement with both service users and carers who highlighted a range of issues they felt needed addressing to ensure high quality care and support is available. In addressing this, the Department, working with the Sector Skills Council – Skills for Care – and other partners, has implemented a range of policies that has included setting out clear minimum training standards, recruiting more apprentices and supporting the transformation of the social work profession.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are a number of factors that determine the quality of care provided in the social care sector, including the way staff are treated. Pay is not the single most significant factor in delivering high quality services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is clear however that care providers must abide by the law with regards to payment of the national minimum wage and is taking steps to ensure this happens. The Department is liaising with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to name and shame any social care providers who do not comply with the national minimum wage legislation and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is continuing to carry out enforcement action in the social care sector and will investigate all complaints made by care workers that their employer is not paying them the national minimum wage. In addition, it is looking to ensure that the statutory guidance that will accompany the Care Act on commissioning and market shaping explicitly states local authorities should have evidence that contract terms, conditions and fee levels are appropriate to provide the agreed care packages with agreed quality of care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:37:18.1346421Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:37:18.1346421Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Homes: Zero Hours Contracts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to amend the statutory guidance for the Care Act 2014 to ensure that local authorities take steps to discourage the use of zero-hours contracts by the care providers they commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 223229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>High quality, compassionate care for the most vulnerable in society can only be delivered by a well-trained, motivated and appropriately remunerated workforce. Zero-hours contracts in the care and support sector are often inconsistent with high quality services, risk continuity of support for those who need it, and in some cases may be exploitative.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, we know that some care workers and care businesses value the flexibility that zero-hour or part-time contracts provide and, in limited circumstances, they can be appropriate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking action to improve working conditions for care workers, for example, working with the sector to launch the Recruitment and Retention Strategy. More widely, the new Care Act gives local authorities a core duty to promote their local markets in care and support services, with a particular focus on diversity, sustainability and quality. The Act will require local authorities to consider the impact of their own commissioning decisions on the quality of services individuals receive. Whilst local authorities do not directly employ the vast majority of care workers, they will now need to consider how to encourage an effective workforce able to deliver services to those individuals for whom they arrange care and support.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has recently published statutory guidance to support the implementation of the Care Act that describes how local authorities must meet these new duties when commissioning, including assuring themselves that providers they contract with provide services through a remunerated workforce capable of delivering high quality care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T12:13:16.04Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T12:13:16.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Veterans more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in receipt of war disablement pensions access local authority support for non-residential care in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 223835 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has jurisdiction over England only and does not collect information on the number of war disablement pensioners accessing care.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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223820 more like this
223821 more like this
223836 more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T15:00:22.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T15:00:22.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Veterans more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in receipt of a war disablement pension access local authority support for residential social care in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 223836 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has jurisdiction over England only and does not collect information on the number of war disablement pensioners accessing care.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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223820 more like this
223821 more like this
223835 more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T15:00:22.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T15:00:22.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
227538
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in England referred for talking therapies for treatment of depression and anxiety in the second quarter of 2014-15 started their treatment within (a) six and (b) 18 weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 227689 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>We do not collect the data in the format requested. The following table shows the number of days from referral to first treatment within the reporting period Quarter 2 2014/15 for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total with first treatment in Quarter 2, 2014/15</p></td><td><p>Of which waited 28 days or less</p></td><td><p>Of which waited between 29 and 56 days</p></td><td><p>Of which waited between 57 and 90 days</p></td><td><p>Of which waited more than 90 days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>191,532</p></td><td><p>122,909</p></td><td><p>35,151</p></td><td><p>14,497</p></td><td><p>18,975</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will be publishing national waiting times data for IAPT, reporting by six and 18 weeks for the first time on 21 April 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:55:10.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:55:10.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this