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Healthcare worker at home visit

CEC given almost £1 million to recruit more care workers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Care workers should be well paid for doing a tough and sometimes “unpleasant” job just as miners were in past years for digging coal, a Cheshire East councillor said.

Cllr Stewart Gardiner was speaking at a Cheshire East Council meeting where it was announced the authority has been awarded £982,203 to help recruit and retain care staff during the winter months.

December 19, 2021
Cheshire East plans 1.99% Council Tax rise for next FOUR years

Cheshire East plans 1.99% Council Tax rise for next FOUR years

Cheshire East Council is proposing to increase Council Tax for thousands of residents by 1.99% for the next four years.

The authority says the proposal is necessary because of increased demand for vital services.

November 29, 2021
Eight Cheshire East care homes have Covid-19 outbreaks

Eight Cheshire East care homes have Covid-19 outbreaks

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Eight care homes in Cheshire East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks, councillors have been told.

The figure was revealed at CEC’s health and adults social care and communities scrutiny committee, where an “outbreak” is classed as “two or more related cases amongst staff and residents”.

October 10, 2020
CEC appoints new deputy for adult social care and health

CEC appoints new deputy for adult social care and health

Cheshire East Council has appointed a new deputy cabinet member for adult social care and health due to pressures created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr Marilyn Houston, ward member for Crewe West, is to support the present portfolio lead, Cllr Laura Jeuda.

September 15, 2020
Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs will need to make £7.5 million in savings by the end of 2019-20 to balance the books following rising demand for its services.

The authority is currently facing a £5.5 million overspend in the “people” department responsible for social care services – including a £3.4 million overspend in its children and families department.

October 9, 2019
Beechmere aftermath

30 of 150 Beechmere residents re-homed, says Cheshire East

Thirty of the 150 residents who lost everything in the Beechmere blaze in Crewe have been found permanent new homes, council chiefs say.

The massive blaze destroyed the Beechmere residential complex on Rolls Avenue on August 8.

August 31, 2019
NHS social care project in South Cheshire shortlisted for award

NHS social care project in South Cheshire shortlisted for award

An NHS and social care project to reduce time patients spend waiting to be discharged from Leighton Hospital has been shortlisted for a national award.

August 29, 2019
Richmond Village Nantwich rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors

Richmond Village Nantwich rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors

Richmond Village retirement centre in Nantwich has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its domiciliary care after a visit from regulators, the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection report puts the Richmond Nantwich, which opened in 1996, among the top 3% of home care providers in England.

December 3, 2018
Councillors welcome Ofsted report of Cheshire East child social care service

Councillors welcome Ofsted report of Cheshire East child social care service

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have welcomed an Ofsted report which has praised Cheshire East’s children’s social care service, writes Stephen Topping.

Inspectors highlighted the way social workers knew the children they were helping and how frequently they visited them, following a visit to the local authority on October 30 and 31.

November 27, 2018
Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017
Over 85s in Nantwich to receive free telecare support

Over 85s in Nantwich to receive free telecare support

Over 85s living alone in Nantwich will get free telecare support while others could see charges for social care packages reduced, Cheshire East Council says.

Care charges and services were reviewed following a public consultation earlier this year under the new Care Act.

July 26, 2015
Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

A Nantwich respite centre providing adult care could still be closed by Cheshire East Council. This is despite people calling for continued respite or short break provision in Crewe and Nantwich under a three-month consultation.

January 4, 2012