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England the ‘poor man’ when funding care, says report

England’s social care system is lagging other countries that have introduced ‘significant’ reforms to fund people’s long-term care, a report commissioned by Age UK...
Andrew Ovey, head of healthcare at AXA IM-RA

AXA Investment Managers expands in France

The owner of the Retirement Villages Group Ltd has bought a portfolio of care homes in Paris in France for an undisclosed sum. The eight...
EU care workers’ qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

CBI calls for ‘dynamic system’ to meet healthcare pressures

More training places need to be made available to help match workforce requirements in the healthcare sector, reducing the reliance on international workers. A report...

No-deal Brexit should not derail social care reforms, says Care England leader

Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green has said reforms to social care should not come under threat because of turmoil surrounding Brexit. A report...

Brighterkind care homes for sale, says report

Terra Firma has put a £225m price tag on 24 Brighterkind care homes that continue to be subject to a legal dispute, it has...

Children care services on the brink as demand grows

A sharp rise in the number of children needing protection plans is pushing underfunded services into crisis, research suggests. The Association of Directors of Children’s...
Agincare considers viability of contracts despite rising profit

Sue Ryder reports deficit despite income growth

Sue Ryder delivered more hours of homecare north of the border last year following successful tenders, with it now offering provision in Arbroath, Stirling,...

Retirement communities good for health and wellbeing, study reveals

Living in a retirement community leads to people having healthier and happier lives, research has shown. The study found that 90% of retirement community residents...
Ageism takes toll on people’s health

Ageism takes toll on people’s health, study finds

Age discrimination may be linked with poorer health in older people, a study has revealed. Research found that a quarter of over 50-year olds (1,943...
Professor Martin Green says ageism is alive and kicking

Councils accused of ‘abandoning old people’

Councils have been accused of abandoning old people by failing to properly fund care home places. Analysis by Care England found that many local authorities...