CCQ must change inspection methods, its chief executive tells MPs

The care regulator must change its inspection methods but cannot guarantee that abuse in closed environments will not happen, its chief executive has told...

Innovation fund to develop support for unpaid carers

A £5m fund has been set up to invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. The Carers...

Racial disparity in people raising care concerns

Black and minority ethnic (BME) people are less likely to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive than those from a non-BME...

Tens of thousands trapped in social care debt, research shows

At least 130,000 people are trapped in social care debt, a study by GMB Union has revealed.  The figure, released at the union’s annual congress...

Care debate damaged by ‘policy paralysis’, report warns

Organising care for an ageing family member or friend remains a daunting task, with four in five over 45s agreeing the system to be...

Care staff receive inadequate medicines training, report reveals

Adult social care workers are administering medicines without any formal training, analysis has shown.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that some providers were not...

Loneliness impacting unpaid carers

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the rest of the public, figures suggest. Research by Carers UK also found...

Thousands of care workers suffer violent attacks

Care workers suffered more than 6,000 violent attacks during the past five years, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show. Between the financial years...

Retirement communities good for health and wellbeing, study reveals

Living in a retirement community leads to people having healthier and happier lives, research has shown. The study found that 90% of retirement community residents...
Care services on brink of collapse, coalition tells PM

MPs warn of crisis in social care

Three out of five politicians say people in their constituencies are suffering because of cuts to social care, with more than three quarters saying...