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Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Charity calls for £8bn to stabilise social care services

The next government must invest £8bn over the next 24 months to stabilise exiting social care services, a charity has warned. Age UK said emergency...

Care start-up receives £8.5m cash injection

Scottish health start-up Care Sourcer has raised £8.5m to expand its services, with a cash injection of £6m from Legal & General and £2.5m...

Care bodies call for better oversight

Two leading care groups have called for an oversight body to look at how local authorities are delivering social care due to a lack...

CareTech granted extension over possible Cambian deal

The deadline for CareTech Holdings to announce its intention to make a firm offer for the Cambian Group has been extended by more than...
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,...

Councils failing Care Act duties, report finds

Struggling unpaid carers are not being supported properly until they reach crisis point, while nearly half of councils risk breaching their Care Act duties,...

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...

Independent Age CEO steps down

Janet Morrison (pictured) has stepped down as chief executive of Independent Age with immediate effect after nearly 12 years.
Care groups highlight ‘unjustifiable assumptions’ behind mental capacity bill.

Groups claim mental capacity bill makes ‘unjustifiable assumptions’

Concerns have been raised by care sector organisations about a revised impact assessment concerning changes to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which is progressing...

Fremantle posts positive results after cutting use of agency staff

A reduction in agency staff use proved positive for The Fremantle Trust after it posted a surplus for the first time in five...