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Thousands deprived of their liberty without proper assessment

Use of do-not-resuscitate orders to be reviewed by care regulator

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to review how do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) decisions were used during the coronavirus pandemic. The work, at the...

Care UK rejects additional fees were unfair despite settlement

Care UK has agreed to pay more than £1m in refunds to NHS-funded residents who were charged additional fees towards essential care at its...

Homes may not be suitable to meet future care needs, report says

The majority of over 55s admit their home is not suitable to cope with possible future care needs and could face high bills to...

Bluebird Care to roll out recruitment app

Bluebird Care plans to roll out employee referral app Care Friends, as part of its recruitment process across its network of 200-plus franchises in...

Investment in technology essential to support care sector, NCF report finds

Investment in digital technology is needed to help care providers improve the way services are delivered, research by the National Care Forum (NCF) has...
Kate Terroni appointed as chief inspector of adult social care

Care regulator issues updated guidance for providers

The care watchdog has revised its guidance on the regulation of services for autistic people and individuals with a learning disability.  The Care Quality Commission...

Committees join forces to scrutinise government response to pandemic

Two parliamentary committees have launched an inquiry to scrutinise the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will include the impact on social care. The...

Eastwood concerned over ‘gruelling role’ of care

Retention levels within the care sector could be impacted if there is another wave of Covid-19 infections as workers may not be prepared to...

ARCO launches advisory council

The representative body for the housing with care sector has launched an advisory council to help shape reform of the market. The council, which has...

Care home residents abandoned due to ‘shockingly irresponsible’ decisions, report finds

A series of government failures put tens of thousands of older people’s lives at risk and led to violations of care home residents’ human...