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Funding to help bridge tech gap between NHS and social care

Local authorities will have access to extra money to develop digital adult social care projects to support vulnerable to live independently for longer. To bridge...

Westminster nursing home placed in special measures

Garside House Nursing Home in the London borough of Westminster has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). An inspection of...

Commissioner calls for urgent review into children’s residential care market

The Children’s Commissioner is calling for a review into the children’s residential care market after a report revealed four in ten young people in...

Children and adolescent wards fail inspection

Mental health wards for children and young people at Priory Ticehurst House in Wadhurst, East Sussex, have failed an inspection report by the regulator. Care...

Cross-party agreement on social care doubtful, says Laing

Cross-party agreement on the future of social care is unlikely, LaingBuisson founder William Laing has told BBC Radio 4. At the weekend Prime Minister Boris...

Social care vacancies rise by 43%, research shows

Demand for social care staff in Scotland is growing as job vacancies in the sector rose by 43% in the past year. Research from careers...

Innovation fund needed to support sector, NCF says

The next government should create an innovation transformation fund to help support the sector to develop new models of care. A pot of investment would...

Social care workforce challenge underestimated

The scale of the workforce challenge in social care has so far been underestimated, research by Nuffield Trust has revealed. An election briefing document said...

Concerns over ability to provide care worse than ever, survey finds

Concern amongst directors of adults social services in England about their ability to provide the care and support they are required to by law...

Action needed to improve lives of older people, say commissioners

Two commissioners have called on political parties to set out how they will improve the lives of older people. The Commissioner for Older People for...