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My Care Consultant launches hub for adult social care advice

My Care Consultant has launched a ‘one-stop-shop’ for clients of financial advice firms who need information about adult social care. My Care Hub will offer...

Anchor improves energy performance of homes

Anchor has upgraded the energy performance of 23 properties in Durham after securing money from the social housing decarbonisation fund (SHDF) wave 2. The project...

Care agency workers ‘being taken advantage of’

Social care and NHS agency staff have reported being offered pay under the £11.44 per hour minimum wage in the first week of April,...

‘Short delay’ in assessing integrated care systems

A ‘short delay’ has been agreed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Department of Health and Social Care in assessing integrated care systems...

CHA excludes membership to organisations involving tax havens

The Children’s Homes Association (CHA) has amended its membership criteria to exclude organisations that involve tax havens. CHA has more than 300 members of varying...

Concerns over care service sustainability, survey reveals

Some care providers in Scotland rely totally on staff from overseas, posing ‘significant risks’ to service sustainability.  A survey by Scottish Care, the representative body...
Changes to wage regulations that are set to come into force in April

Challenges persist to reward care workers with more experience

Care workers with five or more years of experience are paid just eight pence per hour more on average than staff that are new...

Championing Social Care applies to become independent charity

Championing Social Care (CSC) has become an independent entity and applied to the Charity Commission for registration as a charity. The initiative started in 2018...

Home Office urged to clamp down on rogue operators

Home Office control measures to mitigate care workers from risk of exploitation have been ‘totally inadequate’, a borders and immigration report has found. Mistakes led...

HC-One invests in staff wages and sick pay

HC-One is investing over £39m in staff wages that will see over 80% of its workers moving to at, or above, real living wage...