Derwent Living pilots virtual reality for older residents

Derwent Living is piloting virtual reality among its retirement living customers to help support good mental health and reduce social isolation. The virtual reality technology,...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

Younger people would consider career in adult social care, survey finds

More than half (64%) of people aged 18-34 would consider changing jobs for a career in adult social care. A survey of 2,020 adults by...

Survey shines light on carers working in the military

Carers serving in the military are facing increased pressures due to being deployed outside of their home area, sometimes at short notice and overseas. The...

Rise in number of babies taken into care

The number of newborns subject to care proceedings has more than doubled between 2015 and 2018 in Wales. For every 10,000 births in the country in...

Fragile sector impacted by funding and staffing issues, says CQC

Issues around workforce and funding in adult social care have continued to contribute to the fragility of the sector, the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC)...

Adult Social Care Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

Representative bodies have welcomed the announcement of an Adult Social Care Bill in the Queen’s Speech. Delivering her 65th Queen’s Speech at the State Opening...

One in five councils have a separate social care appeals process, says charity

As few as one in five local authorities have in place a separate appeals process for social care, meaning the only option for many...

Demand for bungalows from over 65s exceeds supply, research shows

Only 2,418 bungalows were built last year despite three-fifths of over 65s saying they would consider moving into one. This equates to 7.2 million over...

Supply of private senior living housing to grow 30%

The supply of private housing for older people is set to rise by 30% in the next five years, with growth concentrated in the...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Ombudsman warns of a ‘system in crisis’

Nearly nine out of ten investigations (87%) by the ombudsman into concerns involving children and young people that have special educational needs or disabilities...