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Dissatisfaction in social care highlighted in survey

Social care staff receiving poor pay, working conditions and training is one of the main reasons why the public is dissatisfied with the sector,...

Local authorities chosen to ensure smooth transition of charging reforms

Five local authorities in England will put adult social care charging reform plans in place in January, ahead of a national rollout in October...

Octopus Real Estate commits to net zero targets

Care home developments built by Octopus Real Estate will be net zero by 2030, as part of its commitment to help drive the industry...

Social care innovation challenge returns

Applicants are being invited to take part in the care innovation challenge, which is returning in July. The challenge, hosted by the Care Innovation Hub...

Consultation to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards launched

A consultation to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Justice. Updating...

Care reforms underestimate costs by at least £854m, analysis shows

The government is underestimating costs of its adult social care reforms by at least £854m a year, the County Councils Network (CCN) has warned...

Number of crisis grants awarded by CWC doubles

The number of crisis grants awarded by the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) more than doubled last year due to rising living costs, changes to...

Fairway Homecare to open second office

Fairway Homecare is opening a second office as it targets to create more than 150 care jobs over the next 12 months. The agency and...

Planning rankings reveal acceleration in development activity

LNT Group is the most active developer in the older people’s care home market, annual rankings from Carterwood have shown. Carterwood’s market movers 2022 analysis...

More clarity on workforce planning needed, committee told

Longer-term planning of the workforce is needed if the social care sector is going to recruit and retain the right people. Giving evidence to MPs,...