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Understaffing impacting mental health of workers in social care

Understaffing in social care is negatively affecting workers’ mental health, a GMB survey has revealed. In a poll of almost 900 care workers, 50% said...

Diversification and innovation to strengthen homecare market

New business models and innovation in technology could help strengthen the homecare and supported living market. Its UK market value reached £12.4 billion in 2022/23,...

Digital Care Hub wants next government to accelerate use of tech

A national body wants to see the next government accelerate and maintain the safe use of digital technology and data sharing to support people...

Discharge practices ‘unsafe, chaotic and distressing’

Homecare providers spend an average of four hours per person on the phone chasing up avoidable issues when it comes to hospital discharges, with...

Curam partnership to support carers with medication management

Care worker marketplace Curam is partnering pharmacy service PillSorted to improve medication access and management for its carers and their clients. Through digital platforms, Curam...

Election silence on social care ‘finally broken’ by Lib Dems

Care sector representative bodies have welcomed plans by the Liberal Democrats to reform social care. Under the party’s proposals, free personal care would be offered...

Signature Senior Lifestyle invests over £1.4m in staff pay uplifts

Signature Senior Lifestyle is investing more than £1.4m in pay increases for its staff. This follows a 10% rise to the company starting rate last...

Council leaders set out plans for reform  

The County Councils Network (CCN) has called on the next government to set out how it will fund local authorities and reform council services...

Sister companies come under MMCG brand

Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and its sister company Countrywide Care Homes have aligned to come under the MMCG brand. The two have operated as...

Care providers urged to focus on financial and data management

Independent care providers are being urged to focus on data and financial management against a backdrop of economic and societal challenges, according to a...