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Briefing paper supports review into social care reforms

An independent review into adult social care reforms in Scotland offers a 'positive and constructive' approach to addressing the challenges the sector faces. In a...

Organisations call for care home visits to resume

Easing lockdown restrictions should include plans to reunite care home residents with their families. The National Care Forum (NCF), Age UK, Relatives and Residents Association,...

Housing choice can ‘pay big dividends’ for people needing care

Housing options need to improve so people in later life have better access to care and support services if they need. A discussion document, published...

Hunt left ‘disappointed’ by government response to report

Former health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has expressed disappointment with the government for failing to address recommendations made in a funding and...

Scottish government slow to implement pandemic measures

Issues surrounding access to PPE and social care capacity raised in pandemic preparedness exercises were not fully followed up on, an Audit Scotland report...

Interlinked vulnerabilities impacting children, says outgoing commissioner

A child growing up in poverty is 88% more likely to have a special educational need than a young person from a wealthier background. Delivering...

Abbeyfield chief executive David McCullough dies

Abbeyfield Society chief executive officer David McCullough has died, the charity has announced. He passed away suddenly on Monday 8 February, Abbeyfield said in a...

Financial strain taking toll on care providers

Not-for-profit care providers believe they are increasingly facing a bleak financial outlook due to increased costs and falling income. A National Care Forum (NCF) pulse...

Integration plans welcomed but must go further, say groups

Proposals to bring health and care services closer together offer an opportunity for real integration but do not go far enough, representative bodies have...

Hallmark Care Homes to implement end of life strategy

Marie Curie has teamed up with Hallmark Care Homes to implement the provider’s end of life care strategy. The charity will provide training in end...