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Government allocates £200m for care workforce to support discharge

Local authorities will receive 40% of a £500m hospital discharge funding pot to help bolster the social care workforce over winter. Health and social care...

Occupancy boost for smaller regional operators, report finds

Smaller regional care operators are reporting occupancy is largely back to pre-pandemic levels, a Christie & Co market review has shown. Through interviews of local...

Council directors ‘could not manage’ if a large provider failed in their area

Three in four directors of adult social care services (75%) could not cope if a large provider were to fail, data from Association of...

Financial struggles for care workers, survey reveals

More than a quarter of care workers (29%) are no longer able live on the money they earn, a survey by Newcross Healthcare and...

BT trials smart technology to support residents receiving care

Residents at a housing scheme that supports the over 55s to live independently will have their homes fitted with smart technology, as part of...

Local children’s homes and specialist foster carers required, report finds

Additional local children’s homes, foster carers and support for families should be provided so more teenagers get the care they need. Publishing its final report,...

Directors disqualified after care home investment scheme

Two directors have been disqualified for a total of 25 years after abusing millions of pounds of investors’ funds in care home investment scheme. Christopher...

Steve Brine elected to chair health and social care committee

Steve Brine has been elected chair of the health and social care committee, replacing Jeremy Hunt, who resigned after his appointment to chancellor of...

Recruitment campaign returns aiming to help stem rising vacancies

The government’s recruitment campaign to encourage people to join the adult social care workforce is returning for a second year as vacant posts in...

Housing policy must ‘dismantle barriers’ in IRC sector, says review

A shortage of retirement units and a lack of modern apartments of sufficient size to appeal to downsizers is contributing to inertia that is...