Care home profitability dented due to rising costs

Staffing remains the number one challenge for care home operators both in terms of cost and recruitment, according to global property adviser Knight Frank. Average...

Adult social care workers leaving posts but remaining in sector, report finds

As many as 440,000 people left their jobs in adult social care last year, with the turnover rate in the sector estimated at 30.8%. Most...

Social care free at the point of need, commission advises

Social care should be free at the point of need and funded from general taxation, a commission in Wales has found. The Care Commission, set...

McCarthy & Stone begins construction on £32.2m development

McCarthy & Stone has started construction on a £32.2m development of 92 specialist retirement apartments in Thatcham, Berkshire. The development will include 52 Retirement Living...

Labour announces plans to introduce free personal care

The Labour Party plans to introduce free personal care in England if it is successful in the next General Election.  In his keynote speech to...
Mental health service faces prosecution

Unregistered provider fined

The owner of a domiciliary care business has been ordered to pay almost £9,000 after she was found to be operating illegally.    Florica...

More than 330,000 forced to sell homes to pay for care, says charity

More than 330,000 older people have been forced to sell their homes to pay for care since 2000 when the Royal Commission proposed making...

Social care facing workforce exodus, research warns

A third of social care workers are looking to leave the sector within the next five years. This equates to more than half a million...

Action for Care refused application to vary registration

A tribunal has ruled in favour of the health and care regulator’s decision to refuse an application by Action for Care Ltd to vary...
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Europe: Record investment in Europe’s aged care sector

More than €700m (US$775m) has been invested into the aged care sector across Europe since the beginning of the year. Figures from the European Senior...