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Catalyst for growth

Candice Blackwood, partner, and Ezra Smith, senior associate, at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP examine investor interest entering the retirement market There is no...

MPs and peers back retirement vision

A group of MPs and lords from a range of political parties are backing calls for the UK retirement community sector to nearly quadruple...

Care home operator fined after resident fall

A care home provider has been fined £16,000 following a ‘serious’ accident in which a resident fell down a flight of stairs at Bentley...

MPs fear staffing levels at CQC could be stretched

Staffing levels at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) need to be closely monitored to ensure there are enough inspectors to handle a potentially higher...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Faults found over treatment of foster parents

The ombudsman has criticised a council’s social work practice following the removal of two children from a foster couple who wanted to adopt them. An...
Roehampton Hospital, Priory

Priory invests £1m in new mental health ward for young people

A new ward for children and adolescents with mental health issues has opened at Priory’s Roehampton Hospital in south-west London.  The ward, which follows an...

Government proposes changes to NHS care budgets

More people could be eligible for personalised NHS care budgets under government plans. Potential changes would affect people with learning difficulties and autism, those with...

Care groups left dismayed by chancellor’s spending review

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review has been described as a ‘catastrophe’ for the social care sector. He told the House of Commons local authorities would...

Calls for rural housing to be ‘age-proofed’

Central government and local planning authorities must build houses in rural areas specifically designed for older people to help them lead independent lives, MPs...

Significant rise in cash needed to fund social care

Social care funding will need to increase by 3.9% a year to meet the needs of an ageing population and a rising number of...