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CareTech approaches Cambian over deal

CareTech Holdings is in discussions with the Cambian Group regarding a possible £400m takeover. The specialist social care services provider confirmed it had held talks...

Welsh social care sector begins post-Brexit planning

The Welsh government is funding research into how the social care workforce will be affected by Brexit to help the sector prepare for future...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

‘Care Isa’ could form part of green paper

A ‘care Isa’ is being considered as part of the Government’s adult social care green paper, according to The Sunday Telegraph. The Isas would be...

Independent Age proposes free care for over-65s

Free care should be available for the over-65s after research suggested the majority of people in England are willing to pay more tax to...

Household growth to be driven by over 65s

The number of households headed by someone aged 65 years and over is projected to rise by 54% by 2041, figures released by the...
Bridget Warr is Care Provider Alliance 's programme board chair

UKHCA chief exec to step down

UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) chief executive Bridget Warr will be stepping down from her position in April after eight years in the role. Warr...

Chancellor announces extra £650m for social care

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an additional £650m for social care in 2019/20 to help with the ‘immediate problems’ the sector is facing. The grant...

Live music can benefit care homes, say researchers

Hearing live music can have ‘significant’ benefits for older people and should form a key part of activities in care homes, a report has...

Civitas continues acquisition drive

Civitas Social Housing has acquired five regulated social housing facilities for £3.9m. The new additions, consisting of 27 tenancies, have been adapted as accommodation for...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Homecare agency placed in special measures

A domiciliary care agency in south London has been placed in special measures over safety concerns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) identified several failings at...