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Ombudsman suspends complaints enquiries amid Covid-19 outbreak

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has suspended all casework activity that demands action by local authorities and care providers in light...

CMA launches court action against Barchester Healthcare

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued court proceedings against Barchester Healthcare in relation to non-refundable upfront administration fees charged to residents. Action is...

Providers offered free care management software

Providers are being offered free care management software in response to the government’s requirement to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. CoolCare is providing...

PPE in all care settings by ‘end of the week’, says Hancock

All care settings should have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) by the end of the week, the health and social care secretary has...

Scottish government to meet increased social care costs

Scottish councils have been asked to increase support for homecare and nursing and care operations to help reduce delayed discharges and free up hospital...

Digital programme launched to help find social care solutions

Innovators are being urged to find ways to deliver mental health and social care support digitally as part of a drive to provide more...

NACAS and CWC join forces to support care workforce

Policy, research and campaign work carried out by the National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) is being transferred over to the Care...

MPs to hear evidence on Covid-19 preparations in social care

Professor Martin Green will give evidence to MPs next week on the impact coronavirus is likely to have on the social care sector. The Health...

Government allocates extra money to support social care

A total of £2.9bn is being made available to public services to support vulnerable people and free up hospital beds during the Covid-19 outbreak. Money will...

Ageism has ‘far reaching consequences’, finds report

Attitudes to ageing are more negative than positive, according to Centre for Ageing Better research, with older people subject to damaging stereotypes.   The report, Doddery but dear?:...