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UKHCA rebrands to the Homecare Association

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has rebranded to provide a more modern platform and create a clearer and stronger voice for domiciliary care. The...

ARCO updates code to protect housing with care customers

The representative body for the housing with care sector has launched a new edition of its consumer code, providing the platform for government to...

Government health and social care levy a ‘huge missed opportunity’

Recruiting staff into the sector has not been made easier by the government’s new health and social care levy in what has been described...

Mandatory Covid and flu vaccines for wider care staff to be considered

Proposals to implement compulsory Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for staff in all frontline health and care settings are to be consulted on. A six-week consultation...

Social care funding will ‘ramp up over time’, says PM

Extra funds planned for social care from the government’s new levy will ‘ramp up over time’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of...

‘Extensive call-cramming’ leads to care needs not being met

Domiciliary care agency Connected Health Plus has been rated ‘inadequate’ overall and placed in special measures. Following an inspection in June, the Care Quality Commission...

Recruitment and retention proving problematic for care providers

Almost a quarter of staff leave within the first three months of joining an organisation, care providers have said. Findings have been revealed by Scottish...

Ombudsman critical of council’s role over care of woman

Ealing Council is to review whether it continues to work with Metro Home Care after it was found to have falsified records during an...

Funding for social care only half the issue, say organisations

Care providers have given a cautious welcome to news the government is considering an increase in national insurance to pay for social care reform. The...

McCarthy Stone receives funding to deliver 1,500 retirement properties

McCarthy Stone has received funding from Homes England to deliver 1,500 new affordable shared ownership properties over the next five years. Funding of £94m will...