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Independent review proposes National Care Service

A National Care Service (NCS) has been proposed in Scotland to help drive improvements in the way provision is delivered. Five months on from the...

Reforming social care should not be delayed any further, says coalition

MPs across the political spectrum have been urged to work together in overhauling the social care system. Launching its report, Let’s do this: The promise...

Commissioner concerned over care home vaccine roll-out

Concerns have been raised by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales over vaccine roll-out in care homes. Heléna Herklots has written to the Welsh government...

Charity fined for failing to provide safe care

A care operator has been ordered to pay £9,000 for failing to provide safe care and treatment and exposing a resident to significant risk...
Kate Terroni appointed as chief inspector of adult social care

Warning issued over Covid-positive care staff

Providers have been warned regulatory action will be taken against them if Covid-positive staff are found to be working in care settings. Staff who have...

Physical and medical restraints to be considered in inquiry

Improvements to inpatient care and how to reduce the use of physical and medical restraints will be considered as part of an inquiry by...

LGA concerned over private equity involvement in care placements

Growing private equity and stock market involvement in children’s social care in England should be reviewed due to profit and debt levels, a membership...

More than a third of care operators ‘optimistic’ about the sector

More than a third of care operators are optimistic about the sector and expect it to recover from the pandemic within the year. Findings in...

Number of children needing foster care doubled during pandemic

The number of children needing foster care has risen by more than half during the Covid-19 pandemic, a charity has revealed. From April to December...

Care home staff risk being ‘lost in the rush’ over Covid-19 vaccine

Care home staff who should be vaccinated against coronavirus run the risk of missing out as different priority groups get offered the injection. A snapshot...