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CareTech approaches Cambian over deal

CareTech Holdings is in discussions with the Cambian Group regarding a possible £400m takeover. The specialist social care services provider confirmed it had held talks...

Arts can help ageing and loneliness, says Hancock

Person-centred social prescribing can help tackle ageing, loneliness, mental health, and other long-term conditions, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt...

Funding to target at risk groups over vaccine misinformation

More than £23m funding has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups across England to help boost coronavirus vaccine take up. The money, announced...

Care system ‘failing’ to prioritise the needs of children, says commissioner

A lack of planning and oversight of children’s social care is leading to an ‘increasingly fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational market’. This is the warning from...

MPs and peers back retirement vision

A group of MPs and lords from a range of political parties are backing calls for the UK retirement community sector to nearly quadruple...

Future of Allied Healthcare secured

Allied Healthcare has been bought by healthcare provider CRG for an undisclosed sum, securing the future of the troubled homecare provider. All of Allied’s care and...

Care staff to receive pay rise

Social care staff in Scotland will receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from 1 April. The move, agreed between the Scottish government and the...
Care groups highlight ‘unjustifiable assumptions’ behind mental capacity bill.

Campaign to establish Commissioner for Older People

Care England is leading a campaign to establish a Commissioner for Older People, based on the Welsh model. The organisation will be campaigning for an...

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...

Children’s social care referrals fall almost a fifth during lockdown

The number of children referred to social care services fell by almost a fifth during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown between April and...