‘Relentless’ staff shortages leaving homecare fragile, says report

The homecare sector will continue to struggle with ‘relentless’ staff shortages unless it reforms the way it commissions services, according to a report by...

MP’s report finds ‘demoralised’ homecare workforce

The nature of homecare work is often making employees feel ‘isolated, demoralised, forgotten and undervalued’. Oral and written submissions supplied by 98 care workers to...

Inquiry concludes children subjected to ‘utmost depravity’

Children were subjected to abuse that ‘reached levels of the utmost depravity’ at residential institutions run by the Sisters of Nazareth between 1933 and...

Retirement living market to hit £44bn by 2022, says Knight Frank

The private retirement market is estimated to reach a value of £44bn by 2022, according to research by Knight Frank. Its report, Retirement Living comes...
Agincare considers viability of contracts despite rising profit

Providing elderly care an economic challenge, says Lord King

Saving enough money for retirement and care for the elderly are two of the biggest economic challenges facing the country, the former Bank of...

Care concerns raised at Elysium Healthcare hospital

Concerns over the care and treatment of young people at an independent mental health hospital in Hertfordshire have been highlighted in a report by...

Hearing loss guidance to support older people published

Action on Hearing Loss has published guidance for care home managers and staff caring for residents with hearing loss. The 20-page document has been launched as...

Loneliness impacting unpaid carers

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the rest of the public, figures suggest. Research by Carers UK also found...

Hft demands clarity around social care ahead of Brexit

Learning disabilities charity Hft is calling for greater clarity from the government on the impact Brexit will have on the social care sector after...

Centrica Hive debuts care product

Centrica Hive has debuted a smart home service that allows caregivers to check on a relative or loved one who lives on...