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Commissioner calls for care home visits to continue

Safe care home visits should continue despite further lockdown restrictions being put in place. The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots, has published...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Covid-19 exposes funding issues for care at home

Challenges faced by care at home and housing support services during the Covid-19 pandemic have ‘further exposed’ funding issues in the sector. The Care...

Staff capacity issues need addressing, urges taskforce

A short-term workforce planning group should be set up to address care sector staff capacity issues that are likely to arise over the next...

Social care ‘policy failure’ needs addressing, says former minister

Failure to reform social care has been one of the country’s biggest failures ‘in our lifetimes’, former pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has said. Addressing...

CQC take action after Cygnet alerts it to alleged abuse at Essex hospital

The CQC is taking enforcement action against a Cygnet Health Care hospital in Essex after the mental health provider alerted it to alleged abuse...

Care sector needs support to implement technology, says report

The social care sector should receive greater support to become technologically enabled, with minimum standards to be met by all providers. Many care homes and...

Revamp of residential care market needed, think tank says

An independent body to oversee residential care should be set as part of an overhaul of the system to help provide better services for...

Alantra establishes healthcare real estate team

Mid-market investment bank Alantra has launched a UK healthcare real assets offering to meet increasing global demand. With interest rates at an all-time low, the...

Care should be kept local in any potential reform, says report

Care should be kept local in any reform plans as councils argue they have delivered quality services despite funding challenges. The County Councils Network...

Care settings to be provided with free PPE over winter

Personal protective equipment (PPE) will provided to people in adult social care settings for free as part of the government’s winter plan for the...