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Dementia patients trial virtual reality headsets

Patients with dementia are trialling virtual reality headsets as part of a research project between specialist mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare and the...

More clarity on workforce planning needed, committee told

Longer-term planning of the workforce is needed if the social care sector is going to recruit and retain the right people. Giving evidence to MPs,...

System of finding homes for children in care needs ‘broad re-think’

The system of finding homes for children in care is ‘extremely fragile’, with some individuals sent miles from their families and communities including English...

New Zealand: Ryman plans ambitious expansion

Ryman Healthcare has revealed details of an ambitious NZ$570m (US$371.5m) expansion plan in Auckland, Christchurch and Melbourne. New Zealand’s largest listed retirement village operator, is...

Investor bashing needs to stop, says Care England chief executive

Private investment in social care needs to be welcomed rather than criticised if service provision is to be maintained. Speaking at the Care England Logging...

Pre-tax profit boost for Ashley House

Ashley House has reported rocketing pre-tax profit in its preliminary results for the year ended 30 April 2018. The health and community care property partner...

Matt Hancock appointed health and social care secretary

The fallout from the resignations of the foreign and Brexit secretaries yesterday (Monday 9 July) have led to ministerial changes at the Department of...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Care work’s poor public image needs urgent attention, say MPs

Reversing the poor public image that care work has is urgently needed to help boost recruitment and retention across the sector, which is in...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Older people facing problems in accessing care at home

Queries to Age UK from older people and their families have revealed a catalogue of issues about social care at home. Research between September 2017...

Charities call for more support for unpaid carers

A group of eight social care charities are demanding better support for unpaid carers, as research suggests their mental and physical health is taking...