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What is the best care funding solution?

The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation analyses the pros and cons of the top five models Analysis of the five most commonly raised solutions...

Researchers develop tool to help meet older people’s housing needs

Latest insights into the issue of older people’s housing are now available after the creation of a tool that provides councils with recommendations about...

MPs fear staffing levels at CQC could be stretched

Staffing levels at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) need to be closely monitored to ensure there are enough inspectors to handle a potentially higher...

Social care services account for over half of local authorities’ spend

One in ten councils with social care responsibilities (CSSRs) will have exhausted their cash reserves within the next three years if they continuing spending...
Mental health hospital placed into special measures by CQC

Children struggling to access mental health services, says CQC report

Children and young people are reaching ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because public services are not working together effectively, a report from...

DfE ends SLCN contract

The Department for Education (DfE) has discontinued a specialist Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) contract it funded for ten years. Instead, the department has...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Nursing weekly rate rise falls short, says care body

A 2% rise in NHS funded nursing care announced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will not meet the pressures that...

Fresh warning to councils over charging procedures

Councils across England have been reminded that information given to families looking to place relatives in care homes must be accurate and meet statutory...
Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Scottish MPs told technological innovation must not replace care staff

Care sector representative bodies have warned a group of SMPs that innovation and technological advancements should not be used to replace human beings when...

Confusing contracts causing concern, claims Which?

Care homes are failing to provide contracts and neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions, a Which? investigation has...