Think tank calls for free personal care before system collapses

The government has been urged to ‘overcome a legacy of failure on social care’ and reform the system before it faces collapse. In steps to...

Care home users being sent out of local area

Thousands of people are being sent away from their local area to receive residential care, Freedom of Information (FoI) figures have revealed. More than 28,000...

Regulator calls for action over segregation and seclusion

The care regulator is calling for ‘urgent action’ to strengthen safeguards that protect the safety, welfare and human rights of children and young people...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

CQC successfully prosecutes unregistered provider

A domiciliary care provider in Wiltshire has been ordered to pay more than £6,200 by Swindon Magistrates’ Court for not being registered with the...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Areas considered ‘care deserts’, according to report

Areas in England are now considered ‘care deserts’ due to lack of provision available, with 30% of locations having no residential care beds. ‘Care deserts’...

Homecare sector ‘on its knees’, says Scottish Care leader

Insufficient progress has been made in ensuring homecare services are safe and sustainable for Scotland’s older citizens with the sector facing imminent demise, a...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Merseyside care home placed in special measures

A care home has been placed in special measures after inspectors found residents with ‘unexplained injuries’. Beechcroft care home in Prenton, Merseyside, was visited by...

ReSI signs ten-year agreement with Places for People

Residential Secure Income plc (ReSI) has signed a ten-year management agreement with Places for People, following a competitive tender process. The deal will see the...

Statement recognises role of social care nurses

A statement of role, knowledge and skills for registered nurses working in social care has been launched by Skills for Care. It provides a description...
Foster carers lacking support and recognition

Thousands of foster families needed, figures show

More than 8,500 new foster families are needed across the UK over the next year, figures have revealed. The Fostering Network said 900 foster families...