Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nearly eight million people providing unpaid family care

The number of people providing unpaid care to a relative has shot up by a million over a decade to reach 7.6 million in...

Research to identify housing needs of ageing population

Research into the housing stock of older people in Greater Manchester will be launched to identify the kind of accommodation an ageing population might...

Sleep-in crisis threatening care providers, survey concludes

More than two-thirds of care operators feel that their business is coming under threat because of the sleep-in pay crisis, a survey has revealed. Research...
Health and social care integration must happen quicker

Health and social care integration must happen quicker, says report

The pace of integrating health and social care services needs to increase, a joint report by the Scottish government and Convention of Scottish Local...

Turnover dips at Mears Group

Housing and care provider Mears Group has reported an 8% fall in turnover to £435.3m (2017: £470.8m) for the first six months of the...

Learning disability and autism consultation extended

The government has extended its consultation on mandatory autism and learning disability training until Friday 26 April. The consultation, which opened on 13 February, has...

Profit to take a dip at McCarthy & Stone

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone is expected to report operating profit for the year to be between £65m and £73m, down from £96m it...

Children being ‘pinged’ about the care system

Thousands of children are ‘pinging’ around the care system, changing homes, schools or social worker. Publishing her second stability index, an annual report which tracks...

Regulator warns of growing ‘care injustice’

A ‘growing care injustice’ could take shape unless access and quality improves in the country, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned. Its annual state...

MPs fear staffing levels at CQC could be stretched

Staffing levels at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) need to be closely monitored to ensure there are enough inspectors to handle a potentially higher...