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Number of people waiting for care assessments continues to grow

More than 290,000 people are now waiting for an assessment of their care and support needs by social workers, an increase of 90,000 (44%)...

Levy introduces unfairness between public and private providers, say MPs

Private care providers should be compensated for employer national insurance contributions made towards the health and social care levy. A group of MPs does not...

Tunstall Healthcare launches professional development courses

Tunstall Healthcare is launching a range of continuing professional development (CPD) accredited courses, as part of its investment in the next generation of health,...

Nourish integrates VCare’s eMAR to its suite of services

Nourish Care has introduced VCare Systems to its suite of electronic medication administration record (eMAR) partners. The tie-up will enable VCare and Nourish customers to...

Children not receiving social care support needed due to staffing challenges

Children’s social care continues to be ‘plagued’ by workforce challenges, with the pandemic worsening long-standing staffing problems. A report on the ongoing impact of the...

SEN reforms will not address council deficits, CCN warns

Special educational needs (SEN) reforms will not address councils’ funding black hole, as their deficits reach £2.4bn this year, local authorities have warned. Analysis from...

NHS leaders call for social care rescue package

Staffing gaps and a lack of capacity in social care are putting patients in the NHS at risk. Almost 250 NHS leaders responding to an...

Lilli technology rolled out in North Tyneside and Nottingham

Two councils are rolling out Lilli’s remote monitoring solution as part of projects to improve care outcomes and help individuals to live independently in...

ICHA drops ‘independent’ from name to better reflect membership

The Independent Children’s Homes Association has changed its name to better reflect its support for all providers of residential children’s care in England and...

Peers question role of private equity in care homes

The level of regulatory requirements over private equity ownership of care homes has been questioned in House of Lords. Speaking during a debate, titled Private...