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Regular testing to be rolled out in care homes

Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week. Workers will be tested...

‘Undervalued’ care staff deserve new employment deal, researchers argue

Care workers should be given a new employment deal that properly reflects their worth, researchers from King’s Business School have argued. The model of employment,...

Residents and staff still waiting to be tested, survey finds

More than 4,000 staff and residents in not-for-profit care homes are still awaiting Covid-19 testing, analysis by the National Care Forum (NCF) has found.  A...

Over-45s split over government approach towards social care policy

Just over half (52%) of over-45s believe agreeing a social care policy will become a priority for government, according to a care report. The finding...

Civitas positive over prospects despite wider economic concerns

Civitas Social Housing is positive about its prospects despite the uncertain environment caused by Covid-19. The provider of care-based housing in the UK for individuals...

ARCO and CCN call for new planning classification

A planning classification should be introduced to incentivise the development of retirement communities, a report has suggested. The new C2R classification, which would fall between...
Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Care home providers to request more support from chancellor

Care home organisations are requesting the Chancellor of the Exchequer changes legislation so businesses in the sector can reclaim VAT. Simon Parker, founder of the...

VIDEO: Simon Parker speaks to… 

In this episode Simon Parker, founder of the care management consultancy SP&P, speaks to Nadra Ahmed, executive chairman of the National Care Association. Last...

Health and social care resilience could lead to ‘influx of new investors’

The resilience shown in health and social care during the pandemic could lead to greater investor appetite in the sector. While some areas have performed...

Inspectors find ‘serious failings’ in care home

A care home has been found to have fallen significantly short of standards, with residents left ‘malnourished and dehydrated’. Temple Court in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has...