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Inspectors told to check care homes are not overheating

Care home inspectors should be checking that properties are not overheating to help avoid a repeat of the 2003 heatwave, which saw deaths in...

Extra care homes planned for Cornwall

Cornwall Council plans to create 3,500 extra care housing units across the county by 2025, as it aims to reduce pressure on its adult...

Providing elderly care an economic challenge, says Lord King

Saving enough money for retirement and care for the elderly are two of the biggest economic challenges facing the country, the former Bank of...

McCarthy & Stone shifts focus away from growth

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone will look to save more than £40m a year by 2021 following a strategic review. The group has decided to...

Occupancy rates hit 89.4% high

Occupancy rates have a hit an all-time high and risen for the sixth consecutive year to 89.4% - surpassing the 89.3% figure in 2006...

Government launches care leavers scheme

The government has launched a ten-year initiative to help improve the career prospects of young people leaving care.    More than 50 businesses, including Amazon,...

Subdued market impacts McCarthy & Stone profits

Pre-tax profit has fallen 37% to £58m (2017: £92m) at McCarthy & Stone as build cost increases and subdued market conditions impacted the retirement housebuilder. Its...
Data is fast becoming the new currency

Councils must not ‘throw out the rule book’, says Ombudsman

Local authorities must not ‘throw out the rule book’ when restructuring services in response to cost pressures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman...

Norse Care to grow private payer income

Norse Care will look to grow its private payer income by 10% and add another 10-15 rooms to its portfolio this year, its latest financial report...

Long-term plan goals dependent on social care funding, says NAO

Ambitions set out in NHS England’s long-term plan can only be assessed once funding for public health and social care have been revealed, the...