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‘Undervalued’ care workers deserve better pay, survey shows

Four-fifths of people believe care workers are undervalued and should be paid better. Survey results released by the National Care Forum, which represents not-for-profit care...

LGA publishes follow-up to its green paper one year on

The Local Government Association (LGA) is urging the next prime minister to publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into...

Care complaints in Wales quadruple

Care concerns reported to the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) have almost ‘quadrupled’ in eight years, statistics have revealed. A total of 3,861 incidents were recorded...

CMA serves enforcement order over foster care deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the completed acquisition by Core Assets Group (CAG) of Partnership in Children’s Services (PiCS). The authority has...

Proposed 10% rise in funding for providers seen as ‘derisory’

Proposals to give adult social care providers a 10% increase in funding to help address rising demand and costs caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

Care home fined £100,000 following assault on resident

A Surrey care home has been ordered to pay more than £125,000 at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court following an assault on a 92-year-old woman...

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...

Homecare Association disappointed with ‘bullying approach’ over vaccinations

Implementation of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment in wider care settings has been delayed until 1 April. Health and social care secretary Sajid...

Scottish care home has service suspended

Muirhead Care Home has had an interim suspension order taken out against it after inspectors found ‘vulnerable’ residents were being ‘tied to chairs with...

Hancock writes to MPs over adult social care

Health and Social Care Secretary of State Matt Hancock has written to members of parliament and peers urging them to come forward to help...