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Untapped potential

The traditional view is caring is ‘women’s work’. Ellie Robinson speaks to some providers who are trying to attract more men into the sector As...

Capacity held by top providers continues to drop

No company has taken the place of Southern Cross as a strong driver for consolidation, with further deconsolidation expected. Deven Pamben takes a closer...

Occupancy recovery

Leveraging data from its national database, Cushman & Wakefield has analysed the challenges faced by care homes for older people since the first wave...

Fishing from a smaller pond

Research findings identifying challenges facing the sector were presented at Care England’s conference, which also heard from the care minister Helen Whately. Deven Pamben...

Green shoots

Deven Pamben attended LaingBuisson’s Innovation in Care conference. Here, he picks out some of the key themes and discussions from the day Virtual wards...

Bargaining arrangements

With a new First Minister now in post, what next for care services in Scotland. Ellie Robinson looks at the issues surrounding sectoral bargaining...

Incentivising part-time workers could stem recruitment issues, says report

LaingBuisson outlines proposal to expand the full-time equivalent social care workforce by optimising part-time working Fine tuning benefit entitlements could offer a short-term economical and targeted...

Creating commercial sustainability

Tony Thiru, chief executive of Fulcrum Care, an independent social care consultancy, has helped more than 160 care homes in the UK to meet...

Having a voice

The public accounts select committee concluded in a report there was ‘lack of oversight’ of integrated care systems. Ellie Robinson hears from the social...

Exploitation of care workers a key priority for abuse authority

Forced or compulsory labour is an ‘emerging threat’ in the care sector and one of the top priorities for investigators at the Gangmasters and...