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...

Pay should reflect complexity of care work, survey reveals

Eight in ten people (83%) believe care work is highly skilled and increasingly complex and pay rates should reflect this. The findings from a Survation...

Government errors penalising carers, MPs conclude

Carers are being heavily penalised for years of government administrative errors, a Work and Pensions Committee report has concluded. A group of MPs has said...

Adult social care workforce grows 1.4%

The adult social care workforce in England has grown by 20,000 to 1.49 million workers in the past year, Skills for Care research has...

Number of teenagers in care rises by more than 20%

The number of teenagers in care in England has increased more than a fifth over the past five years. A report published by the children’s...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Reality of financial pressures playing out in complaints to ombudsman

The ‘stark reality’ of financial pressures that councils have faced over the past decade are playing out in the complaints the Local Government and...

Abused children in care failed by councils, report finds

Processes for the regular reporting of child sexual abuse allegations continue to be missing at two Nottinghamshire councils, a damning report has concluded. The Independent...

Care Protect expands into Ireland

Care Protect is continuing with its expansion by opening an office in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The surveillance and monitoring systems company operates its monitoring...

Council to take action on standards in private care market

Norfolk County Council is set to approve an action plan to ensure people receive a high quality of care. Its proposed strategy is set to...

Legal & General launches retirement communities rental offer

Legal & General has launched homes to rent to the retirement sector through Inspired Villages, its suburban later living business.  The rental offer provides more...