Independent Age CEO steps down

Janet Morrison (pictured) has stepped down as chief executive of Independent Age with immediate effect after nearly 12 years.

Hamberley buys London care home

High-end operator Hamberley Care Homes has bought Hawthorn Green Residential and Nursing Home (pictured) for an undisclosed sum. The 90-bed...

Octopus Healthcare adds £133m to fund

Octopus Healthcare has added £133.5m to its care home fund, while also buying seven properties in a separate deal.

Apposite invests in children’s care provider

Apposite Capital has bought specialist care provider Courtyard Care through its portfolio company Swanton Care for an undisclosed sum.

Council’s SEN provision under fire following investigations

A county council’s provision for children with special educational needs (SEN) has been criticised in two separate investigations after the ombudsman revealed...

Widespread care staff shortages in Scotland, report finds

Over half of care homes north of the border are struggling to recruit workers, according to a joint report by the...

Social care reform not taken ‘seriously’, says NHS Confederation leader

Little progress in social care has been made in the last two decades with cross-party consensus frequently breaking down causing any reform...

UKHCA appoints Roger Berry as chief executive

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has appointed Roger Berry as its new chief executive, succeeding Bridget Warr. Berry (pictured),...

A quarter of sandwich carers report symptoms of mental ill-health

More than one in four sandwich carers have shown symptoms of mental ill-health while looking after both sick, disabled or older relatives...

Centrica Hive debuts care product

Centrica Hive has debuted a smart home service that allows caregivers to check on a relative or loved one who lives on...