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Adult social care system ‘progressively failing to deliver’

Faults found during ombudsman investigations are often not due to errors caused by staff working under pressure but are increasingly because of measures employed...

Infection prevention and control funding extended

Additional funding for infection prevention and control has been provided to cover the winter months. Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said £388.3m to...

More than 600,000 extra social care staff needed, research predicts

Up to 627,000 extra social care staff will be needed by 2030/31 to improve services and meet demand, research from The Health Foundation’s REAL...

Provider fined for exposing residents to avoidable harm

Diamond Care (UK) Ltd has been fined £81,000 after pleading guilty to putting its residents at significant risk of avoidable harm after not maintaining...

Care home operators potentially face ‘massive threat’

Operators of care homes for older people face ‘a massive threat’ as part of government plans to tackle persistent unfairness in the system. Under the...

Care home told to make urgent improvements

A residential care home has been placed into special measures and told to make urgent improvements by the regulator. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried...
Mental health service faces prosecution

Lifeways fined £460,000 for failing to protect residents

Lifeways Community Care Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £495,000 at Cirencester Magistrates’ Court after it failed to protect residents from avoidable...

Letter: Think social care first

On the 30 September the last remaining dedicated funding for social care to deal with Covid will come to an end. Yet the requirements it...

Regulator takes urgent action at care home

Urgent action has been taken against a service that failed to protect individuals living with a learning disability and autistic people from abuse. The Care...

Response service helps housing and care provider reduce emergency calls

A housing and care provider has recorded a 96% drop in GP and emergency calls after introducing a digital support service providing round-the-clock assistance. The...