Treatment of residents at care home ‘degrading’, inquiry finds

An inquiry has unearthed ‘deeply concerning’ safeguarding failures at a dementia care home run by UK operator Runwood Homes. Eddie Lynch (pictured), the Commissioner for...

Lack of care home provision puts children at risk, says MP

Children are facing a life of criminality and homelessness because of a lack of care home provision in their local area. Speaking during a debate...

Government launches care leavers scheme

The government has launched a ten-year initiative to help improve the career prospects of young people leaving care.    More than 50 businesses, including Amazon,...

Cash-strapped council vows to protect vulnerable people

A county authority has vowed to ensure ‘a robust safeguarding system’ to protect vulnerable adults and children despite its struggling finances. On Tuesday (31 July),...

Are we all in it together?

Care England head Professor Martin Green questions the CMA Since politicians used the phrase ‘we are all in it together’ it has been taken up by...

Skills for Care appoints interim chief executive

Andy Tilden has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Skills for Care and will take over at the end of next month when...

Civitas seals £7.8m deal

Civitas has purchased nine regulated social housing properties comprising 42 tenancies for £7.8m. The properties are leased to Encircle Housing Ltd, Auckland Home Solutions CIC...

Inspectors told to check care homes are not overheating

Care home inspectors should be checking that properties are not overheating to help avoid a repeat of the 2003 heatwave, which saw deaths in...

Demand grows for children’s services and special education

The children’s services sector has grown by more than a quarter over the past decade, with many children and young people presenting with complex...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Good guidance practice issued to care providers

Good practice guidance has been issued by the ombudsman to help adult social care providers improve their services. The 25-page document gives real-life examples of...