Should providers stick or twist

Partner Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Matthew Wort provides an update on sleep-ins The recent Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) update on calculating National Minimum Wage (NMW) has created plenty of noise in the care sector, but in essence nothing has changed since the…...

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Care homes: a new wave of investment

Partners at L.E.K. Consulting Jonathan Sparey and Eilert Hinrichs provide insight into the prospects of the care home sector Spending cuts and pressure on budgets mean local authorities (LAs) are having difficulty funding services for an ageing population, and as such they are struggling to…...

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Provider expectations

Colin Angel reflects on what operators should expect from regulators People with care and support needs benefit from the statutory regulation of social care services. The overarching expectation for everyone using, providing or commissioning care is that the four national service regulators contribute to protecting…

Breaking down barriers

After its successful court challenge Mencap chief executive Jan Tregelles (pictured) discusses sleep-ins, valuing care workers and inclusivity CM How did you come to work in social care? JT I began my career in the learning disability sector at the New Era Housing Association, developing community-based…...

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Registering risk

Colin Angel offers an insight into state-funded homecare services New research has produced a risk register for state-funded homecare services, highlighting commissioning practices of councils and the NHS most likely to present the greatest threats to the stability of local homecare markets (1). The report,…...

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Sleep-ins the Mencap decision

Trowers & Hamlins LLP partner Emma Burrows examines the appeal court’s judgement on sleep-ins The Court of Appeal’s decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House Residential Home) (the Mencap case) comes as a great relief to care providers…...

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Solving the capacity crisis

Deven Pamben reports from LaingBuisson’s Healthcare Real Estate Conference, which covered a number of topics, including care homes, public equity markets, legal developments and innovation and design With the country facing a supply and demand issue when it comes to bed capacity, housing could be…...

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Meeting the rules

Colin Angel delves into the topic of registration  for homecare agencies The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has described a ‘substantial churn’ in the homecare sector, with around 500 agencies registering and 400 deregistering each quarter. They suggest that many new entrants never provided services during…...

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