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EU care workers’ qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Brexit could mean 115,000 fewer care workers, says report

Ending freedom of movement after Brexit could lead to 115,000 fewer social care workers by 2026, a report has said. Think tank Global Future said...

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...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

Care Minister backs integration tool

The Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage (pictured) has backed a new tool which encourages better collaboration between health and care organisations. The National Institute for...

Ageism could become a hate crime

Elderly people could be protected under hate crime laws as part of a wide-ranging review by the Law Commission. The legal reform body has been...

Council failed vulnerable boy after housing him in tent

A series of failings were made by Cornwall Council after it accommodated a vulnerable 17-year-old boy in a tent and caravan, a Local Government...

Four Seasons starts search for buyer

Four Seasons Health Care is to launch a formal sales process in January in efforts to restabilise the troubled business. A sale is excepted to complete...

Health plan to save half a million lives, says NHS England

NHS England (NHSE) has pledged to ‘save almost half a million more lives’ with the release of its ten-year plan. The organisation said the plan marks...

DoE faces ‘tall order’ to achieve children’s social care goal

The Department for Education (DoE) has been slammed by the spending watchdog for a lack of understanding in what is driving demand for children’s...
Adult social care tops long-term financial pressures for councils

Adult social care tops long-term financial pressures for councils

Adult social care has been rated as the leading long-term financial pressure for local councils in England, the 2019 State of Local Government Finance...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Foster carer household numbers continue to fall, report finds

The number of approved foster carer households in Scotland has continued to drop. Care Inspectorate figures show that in 2017, 365 new foster carer homes...