Vitality reports fall in average renewal fee rates

VitalityHealth has reported lower average renewal increase fees after changing its pricing structure to reflect clients’ desires to see their healthcare engagement taken as a measure. The insurer’s updated ABC pricing system now includes a client’s increasing Age; a person’s Base medical inflation rate, and…...

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Orders of St John reports ‘muted’ financial performance

Described as a ‘muted’ financial performance, not-for-profit operator The Orders of St John Care Trust (TOSJCT) reported income of £116.2m for the year ended 31 March 2017 on its care home and extra care estate, a 5% increase on the £110.6m achieved the previous year…....

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Losses continue for C&C

The parent company of City & County Healthcare continued to report significant losses in the year ended 31 March 2017. C&C Topco Limited reported revenues of £157.3m, comprising £152m from continuing operations and £5.2m from acquisitions, a 27% rise on the £123.8m achieved the previous…...

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Where to invest

Stakeholders in the sector give CM their personal views on the key areas to concentrate on in the coming year Philip Baylis,  head of later living, Legal & General The over 65s are the fastest growing and by far wealthiest cohort within the UK. We…...

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Offshore caring

Sarah Whitebloom looks at the difficulties in finding out exactly who owns who in UK care Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who guards the guards? Depending on the translation, it is the watchers who need watching. Maybe, though, it should be ‘the carers’, since Juvenal’s question…...

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InProgress: the latest care developments

Care developer Albion Care Communities has acquired a 70-bed care home site spanning 2.68 acres in Hereford. The site has full planning permission secured by property developer Prime Developments and will be operated by Dormy Care Communities. Hallmark Care Homes has acquired former Embrace Group…...

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Three in four councils unable to help adults with disabilities plan for future

Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken from Freedom of Information data, Sense found that only one in four councils are in a position to help adults…...

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