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More support needed to address inequalities in care provision, says UKHCA

Extra support for operators is needed to help keep them afloat and address inequalities in care provision. During a panel debate at the Virtual Care...

Comfy Care Homes fined £80,000 after failing to provide safe care 

A North Yorkshire care home owner has been fined following an incident in which a 99-year-old man died after falling from his bedroom window....

Care groups left dismayed by chancellor’s spending review

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review has been described as a ‘catastrophe’ for the social care sector. He told the House of Commons local authorities would...

Providers felt pressurised and unsupported while obtaining PPE, report finds

Care providers felt under pressure and unsupported when trying to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) at the beginning of the pandemic, with some suppliers...
The London Doctors Clinic opens new centre

London boroughs facing adult social care funding shortfall

Analysis by London Councils shows that had adult social care spending risen in line with NHS funding since 2010, an additional £800m would be...

People want to be supported at home, UKHCA survey finds

Nine out of 10 people aged 65 years and over would prefer to be supported in their own home rather than in a care...

Housing with care operators to drive rental market, research suggests

The number of private senior living rental properties in the UK is forecast to increase by 160% in next five years, from almost 5,000...

Restricting care staff movement ‘short-sighted and self-defeating’

Proposals to ban movement of care workers between settings is both ‘short-sighted and self-defeating’, industry leaders have said in a letter to government. They said...

Flexible and adaptable homes needed, report finds

More than two million people aged 55 or older are living in a home that endangers their health or wellbeing. As many as 4.3 million...

Homecare workers to receive weekly Covid-19 testing

Homecare workers will be offered weekly coronavirus tests from next week. Providers registered with the Care Quality Commission will receive weekly PCR tests to administer...