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Revamp of residential care market needed, think tank says

An independent body to oversee residential care should be set as part of an overhaul of the system to help provider better services for...

Alantra establishes healthcare real estate team

Mid-market investment bank Alantra has launched a UK healthcare real assets offering to meet increasing global demand. With interest rates at an all-time low, the...

Care should be kept local in any potential reform, says report

Care should be kept local in any reform plans as councils argue they have delivered quality services despite funding challenges. The County Councils Network...

Care settings to be provided with free PPE over winter

Personal protective equipment (PPE) will provided to people in adult social care settings for free as part of the government’s winter plan for the...

Slow rate of transactions to continue despite investor appetite

The slow rate of transactions within the care sector is predicted to continue for several months despite interest from investors and buyers. As providers continue...

Infection control fund extended to support social care during winter

Care providers in England will benefit from more than £500m to help reduce Covid-19 transmission and protect residents and staff throughout winter. The £600m...

UKHCA urges for homecare funding to be addressed

Inadequate funding of homecare services needs to be addressed by central and local government to ensure better conditions for the workforce. The call from...

Providers missing out on learning opportunities, ombudsman finds

Independent care providers are missing out on valuable learning and potential improvement opportunities to their services. During 2019-20, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman...

Care sector warned over rising infection rates

Rising infection rates among the care home workforce risks spreading to residents and possibly other parts of the sector, the Department of Health and...

Government urged to ban placing under 18s in unregulated homes

Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield is calling for the government to make it illegal to place under 18s in care in unregulated homes....