Saturday, February 16, 2019
Adult social care tops long-term financial pressures for councils

Adult social care tops long-term financial pressures for councils

Adult social care has been rated as the leading long-term financial pressure for local councils in England, the 2019 State of Local Government Finance...

Commons told mental capacity bill ‘not fit for purpose’

Care home managers will have too much power under proposals set out in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Shadow Minister for Health and Social...
Supreme Court grants permission to appeal sleep-in judgment

Supreme Court grants permission to appeal sleep-in judgment

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal against last summer’s judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts. The Unison-backed case – taken on...
Care providers urged to engage with recruitment campaign

Care providers urged to engage with recruitment campaign

Adult social care providers are being encouraged to engage with a national recruitment campaign to help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the sector. The Every Day...
Providers handing back contracts more than doubles

Providers handing back contracts more than doubles

More than half (59%) of learning disability care providers have been forced to close parts of their organisation or hand back contracts to local...

Masonic care company plugs £7.3m shortfall

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company (RMBI) had to plug a £7.3m gap because payments from local authorities were ‘considerably lower’ than the...
Income growth at Jewish Care despite occupancy woes

Jewish Care posts income growth despite occupancy woes

Competition and people opting for homecare led to a fall in occupancy in care homes at Jewish Care. The health and social care provider said...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

More than 100 social care organisations have signed an open letter to Care Minister Caroline Dinenage MP seeking clarification and change to aspects of...

CMA launches court action against Care UK

Court proceedings have been issued against Care UK after it refused to refund residents who had to pay a compulsory upfront fee. In December, the...
Childcare UK market report from LaingBuisson

Fee increases buoy nurseries market as number of places shrink

Valued at £5.5bn in 2018, the UK market for formal childcare is growing rapidly in value terms at a time when the number of...