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Government committed to meeting housing needs of older people

The government has outlined its commitment to making the housing market work for older people and recognises the ‘fundamental need’ to age-proof homes. Responding to...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Raise status of social care workforce, says committee

Action needs to be taken in raising the status of the social care workforce, so employees see the sector as an attractive career that...

Octopus care home fund raises £187m

A care home fund run by Octopus Healthcare has raised £187m due to growing investor demand for real estate assets. The fund, which launched in...

Allied Healthcare to transfer services

Services provided by Allied Healthcare are being transferred to other providers, the operator has confirmed. The company said the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s decision to...
Britons have negative outlook about getting old, says survey

Millions of older people face postcode lottery for care, report finds

Over four million older people live in areas of the UK where demand for social care services outstrips availability, a report has said. According to...

Funding pledge to train more social workers

An extra 900 children’s social worker roles will be created over the next two years after the Department of Education (DoE) pledged £45m to...

Staffing and regulations key challenges for care sector, says report

Key challenges facing care operators will continue to be staffing, funding and tougher regulations, according Christie & Co’s annual outlook. Its report, Business Outlook 2019:...
Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Proposals set out in the immigration white paper do not adequately address the needs of the social care sector north of the border, a...
Thousands deprived of their liberty without proper assessment

Thousands deprived of liberty without proper assessment

A county council has been criticised by the social care ombudsman after it decided not to assess vulnerable people who may have been unlawfully...

Four Seasons appoints administrators

The holding companies of Four Seasons Health Care Group - Elli Finance (UK) and Elli Investments Limited - have appointed administrators following continued struggles...