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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...

Calls for unpaid carers to receive support

Informal carers working long hours are ‘jeopardising’ their health, with some not being properly assessed for support, the Local Government Association (LGA) and Carers...

McCarthy & Stone begins construction on £32.2m development

McCarthy & Stone has started construction on a £32.2m development of 92 specialist retirement apartments in Thatcham, Berkshire. The development will include 52 Retirement Living...
Anchor Hanover appoints ENGIE in £80m deal

Anchor Hanover appoints ENGIE in £80m deal

Housing and care provider Anchor Hanover has appointed ENGIE as its strategic partner for internal and external repairs to its properties in a ten-year...

Calls for mental health reforms to be properly funded

Proposed government reforms to the Mental Health Act aim to provide people with more control over their care and recognise an inpatient setting is...

Deprived areas see most social care cuts, report says

Local authorities in the poorest areas of England have seen the biggest cuts to services for disadvantaged people, which risks trapping councils in a...

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...

Opportunity to make decisive change in social care, says report

The government should use the coronavirus pandemic to undertake long term social care reform that delivers improvements in the sector and removes the historic...

Homecare agency fined for providing care illegally

An operator of a homecare agency has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after admitting to providing care illegally. Kingfisher Domiciliary Home Care Ltd,...

Self-funders charged £12,500 more than council-funded residents

Care home residents in England who pay their own fees are charged on average £12,500 a year more than those whose bill is paid...