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Care provider ordered to pay more than £33,500

A care provider has been ordered to pay more than £33,500 at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court after it failed to protect residents from avoidable harm. Teignbridge...

Strategy launched to improve support and care for autistic people

A strategy has been launched to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people. Backed by nearly £75m in the first year,...

Poor communication and governance led to board resignations at RQIA

Inadequate communication and deficiencies in governance were the cause of nine board resignations at the care watchdog in Northern Ireland last year, an independent...

Homecare agency fined for providing care illegally

An operator of a homecare agency has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after admitting to providing care illegally. Kingfisher Domiciliary Home Care Ltd,...

Social care leaders outline workforce priorities

Adult social care leaders have outlined priorities they want to see included in a national workforce strategy or people plan for the sector. The Association...

Double vaccinated care staff can work rather than self-isolate

Double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England who have been told to self-isolate can attend work in exceptional circumstances. This will include...

Personal asset mechanism proposed for state funding of care

A personal asset protection (PAP) system has been proposed as a solution to help resolve the issue of state funding in social care for...

QCS and OnePlan form alliance to support frontline care

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) is partnering with OnePlan Software to strengthen the support they can provide to care operators. The agreement will see both companies...

Residential care home placed in special measures

A care home run by Wellington Healthcare (Arden) Ltd has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it ‘inadequate’...

Provider fined for running care agency illegally

An operator of a homecare agency has been fined after admitting to providing care illegally. Girl Friday Somerset Ltd was fined £5,000 and ordered to...