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PM under fire over care home comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under criticism for accusing care homes of not properly following procedures during the coronavirus crisis. During an interview yesterday,...

Regular testing to be rolled out in care homes

Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week. Workers will be tested...

‘Undervalued’ care staff deserve new employment deal, researchers argue

Care workers should be given a new employment deal that properly reflects their worth, researchers from King’s Business School have argued. The model of employment,...

Residents and staff still waiting to be tested, survey finds

More than 4,000 staff and residents in not-for-profit care homes are still awaiting Covid-19 testing, analysis by the National Care Forum (NCF) has found.  A...

Over-45s split over government approach towards social care policy

Just over half (52%) of over-45s believe agreeing a social care policy will become a priority for government, according to a care report. The finding...

ARCO and CCN call for new planning classification

A planning classification should be introduced to incentivise the development of retirement communities, a report has suggested. The new C2R classification, which would fall between...
Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Care home providers to request more support from chancellor

Care home organisations are requesting the Chancellor of the Exchequer changes legislation so businesses in the sector can reclaim VAT. Simon Parker, founder of the...

Inspectors find ‘serious failings’ in care home

A care home has been found to have fallen significantly short of standards, with residents left ‘malnourished and dehydrated’. Temple Court in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has...

Lack of trust threatens to demoralise homecare workforce, MPs told

A lack of trust in commissioning behaviours risks demoralising the homecare workforce, MPs have been told. Care workers and executives told the social care: funding...

Phased reintroduction of care home visits

Care home residents in Scotland will be able to receive visitors outside from the end of next week, provided properties meet strict criteria and...