Saturday, February 16, 2019
Health and social care integration must happen quicker

Health and social care integration must happen quicker, says report

The pace of integrating health and social care services needs to increase, a joint report by the Scottish government and Convention of Scottish Local...
Age UK urges government to publish green paper

Waiting for social care packages leads to 50,000 deaths, charity claims

More than 50,000 older people have died waiting for care packages during the 700 days since the government first said it would publish a...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Number of children placed in care homes rises

More children are being placed in care home services in Scotland, a Care Inspectorate report has found. A three-year review found between 1,100 and 1,300...
Avison Young completes acquisition of GVA

Avison Young completes acquisition of GVA

Global commercial real estate firm Avison Young has acquired UK-based GVA, for an undisclosed sum. The two companies will combine under the brand - Avison...

Impact to issue 200 million new ordinary shares

Impact Healthcare REIT intends to launch a 12-month placing programme that will enable the investor to issue up to 200 million new ordinary shares. The...
More than 600 people quit their jobs each day to look after older and disabled relatives

Carers forced to quit work to look after relatives

More than 600 people quit their jobs each day to look after older and disabled relatives, research by Carers UK has revealed. It found that...
City and County buys Carewatch branches

City and County snaps up Carewatch branches and schemes

City and County Healthcare Group has completed the acquisition of 20 homecare branches and five extra care schemes from Carewatch, for an undisclosed sum. The...
Foster carers lacking support and recognition

Foster carers lacking support and recognition, report finds

Foster carers feel they lack support and recognition in the role they play in children’s social care, The Fostering Network’s annual report has found. Many...
Fire safety failures found in London care homes

Fire safety failures found in London care homes

The London Fire Brigade has written to every care home in the capital after inspectors found serious fire safety failures in properties. Fire officials are...
NHS plan lacks integration

Demands for social care to be ‘full partner’ of health service

The government has been accused of lacking an integrated approach when it comes to health and social care. During a House of Lords (HoL) debate...