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Care home users being sent out of local area

Thousands of people are being sent away from their local area to receive residential care, Freedom of Information (FoI) figures have revealed. More than 28,000...

DHSC agrees to reconsider funded nursing care rate

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has agreed to reconsider the 2019/20 funded nursing care rate in response to a legal challenge...

Social care research projects to receive annual investment

Extra money will be provided annually to fund research into adult social care. Following the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme last year, which funded...

Carers sacrificing own health to care for relatives

Unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health to prioritise care for relatives, which is putting added pressure on health and social care services. Carers are...

Bupa fined £123,000 for care and treatment failures

Bupa has been fined for failing to provide safe care and treatment after two incidents at West Ridings Care Home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The...

Commissioner calls for urgent review into children’s residential care market

The Children’s Commissioner is calling for a review into the children’s residential care market after a report revealed four in ten young people in...

New measures proposed to protect children in care

Putting children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will become illegal under plans announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the government...

MPs to hear evidence on Covid-19 preparations in social care

Professor Martin Green will give evidence to MPs next week on the impact coronavirus is likely to have on the social care sector. The Health...

Children with care plans being sent home from special schools

Children with education, health and care (EHC) plans are being sent home from special schools because they are having to close due to staff...

Face-covering measures should include care settings, says BMA

Face-covering measures should be extended to cover social care settings, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said. From next week (15 June) face-coverings will be...