Meallmore profit growth due to occupancy and fees

Rising occupancy and fee rates helped care home provider Meallmore post growing turnover and profit, its latest financial report has shown. The Scottish operator, which...
Absence of social care funding concerns MPs

Lack of plan for integrating health and care, MPs conclude

Successive governments have failed to make joined-up health and social care provision work in the country despite 20 years of mooting plans, according to...
Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Scottish entrepreneur Robert Kilgour has hit out at the inaction by both the Scottish government and Accounts Commission on local council care home spending. It...
Playing the waiting game

City and County snaps up Carewatch branches and schemes

City and County Healthcare Group has completed the acquisition of 20 homecare branches and five extra care schemes from Carewatch, for an undisclosed sum. The...

Commons told mental capacity bill ‘not fit for purpose’

Care home managers will have too much power under proposals set out in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Shadow Minister for Health and Social...

Care company to scrap £50 staff sickness charge

A nurse and care worker recruiter has announced that it will be scrapping a £50 charge it makes to staff who phone in sick.

RCN wants NHS pay deal extended to social care staff

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has called for the NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff to avoid a ‘dangerous imbalance’ in the healthcare system. In a...

Long-term plan goals dependent on social care funding, says NAO

Ambitions set out in NHS England’s long-term plan can only be assessed once funding for public health and social care have been revealed, the...

Pupils with special education needs on the rise

The number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) has increased for a second consecutive year to 1,276,215 in January 2018, from 1,244,255 in...

Horizon appoints COO

Jemima Taylor has been appointed chief operating officer of specialist children’s services provider Horizon Care and Education. Taylor, who worked at Lifeways for 10 years...