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Novacare rebrands to Netli

Novacare has rebranded to Netli and will now offer four separate services to support the care sector across the UK. Its offering will cover workforce,...

Hft to roll out digital project after receiving grant

Hft is one of 16 organisations that will receive a share of £4.5m to help roll out digital projects on a wider scale. The charity...

Helen Whately becomes Minister for Care

Helen Whately MP has been appointed Minister for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care. The MP for Faversham and Mid-Kent, who was...

Care England fears services ‘will go under’ due to wage increases

Stretched providers are being ‘attacked from multiple sides’ and will need help implementing wage increases that are due to come into force this year. Care...

Providers being pushed ‘closer to the edge’

The Scottish government’s Budget commitments to social care will only push the sector closer to the edge, the representative body for providers has said. Last...

New measures proposed to protect children in care

Putting children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will become illegal under plans announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the government...

Care UK case to be heard in summer

Court proceedings against Care UK that aim to seek redress for residents who were charged a compulsory upfront ‘administration’ fee will be heard in...
Supreme Court grants permission to appeal sleep-in judgment

Supreme Court to hear sleep-in case

The Supreme Court will begin examining whether residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) for time that...

Care England demands greater oversight in commissioning processes

Care England is calling for greater oversight in commissioning processes after its analysis found independent sector care homes were being underfunded compared with the...

Overhaul of care system needed, review concludes

A radical overhaul of Scotland’s care system is needed after it was found to be ‘fractured, bureaucratic and unfeeling’ for children and families. An Independent...