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MPs to examine catastrophic care costs faced by people with dementia

An inquiry into the poor experiences of the social care system faced by people living with dementia and their carers has been launched by...

Registration fee structure causing ‘discontent’

The Welsh government is being urged by the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) to waive registration fees for homecare workers this year. In April 2020,...

Care sector ‘to limp on’ as wait for reform continues

Social care organisations have expressed disappointment at the lack of any detailed announcement about reform of the sector in the Queen’s Speech. Care England said...

National Care Forum publishes eight-point plan for reform

The National Care Forum has published an eight-point plan for social care reform and urged the government to move forward from ‘rhetoric to action’. It...

Court orders Ideal Carehomes to pay more than £150,000

Ideal Carehomes (Number One) Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £150,000 after it failed to protect residents at one of its homes...

Tax reforms needed to meet funding requirements, commission says

Tax reforms would be needed to meet proposed funding requirements of the NHS and social care over the next ten years. A report by the...

Westgate Healthcare to pay all employees above the NLW

Care home group Westgate Healthcare will pay all its employees at least 2.7% more than the new 2021 national living wage (NLW). The announcement by...

CQC urged to implement robust monitoring processes over care home visits

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been urged to ‘get a grip’ and implement robust processes on data collection and monitoring of care home...

Operators’ finances faced ‘considerable strain’, report reveals

Financial pressures and the wellbeing of residents and staff have been identified as the key concerns for retirement village and extra care housing operators...

Misconceptions about retirement living need addressing, report finds

More work needs to be done to educate people on the benefits of retirement communities, with many ‘associating them with care homes’, a report...