Think tank calls for free personal care before system collapses

The government has been urged to ‘overcome a legacy of failure on social care’ and reform the system before it faces collapse. In steps to...

Care home users being sent out of local area

Thousands of people are being sent away from their local area to receive residential care, Freedom of Information (FoI) figures have revealed. More than 28,000...

Regulator calls for action over segregation and seclusion

The care regulator is calling for ‘urgent action’ to strengthen safeguards that protect the safety, welfare and human rights of children and young people...

Octopus secures site for care home

Octopus Real Estate has secured a site for an 80-bed care home in Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, West Midlands, subject to planning permission. The investor...

Eden Futures appoints new chief executive

National supported living provider Eden Futures has promoted group chief operating officer Dawn Berry to the role of chief executive. Berry will succeed Andrew Lennox...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

CQC successfully prosecutes unregistered provider

A domiciliary care provider in Wiltshire has been ordered to pay more than £6,200 by Swindon Magistrates’ Court for not being registered with the...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Areas considered ‘care deserts’, according to report

Areas in England are now considered ‘care deserts’ due to lack of provision available, with 30% of locations having no residential care beds. ‘Care deserts’...

Homecare sector ‘on its knees’, says Scottish Care leader

Insufficient progress has been made in ensuring homecare services are safe and sustainable for Scotland’s older citizens with the sector facing imminent demise, a...

Person Centred Software launches in Ireland

Person Centred Software has launched in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Valley Nursing Home in County Tyrone, part of MPS Care Group is...

Recruitment and retention tough for Maria Mallaband and Countrywide

Recruitment and retention remained difficult at care operations owned by Phil Burgan – Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes Ltd, according to...