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Chancellor misses opportunity to tackle social care, say groups

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has come under criticism for overlooking social care during his Budget speech. During his first Budget, the chancellor told...

Care groups sign up to migration position paper

Two care organisations representing the sector in Wales have signed up to a position paper and written to Home Secretary Priti Patel calling for...

Dearth of prime care homes a barrier for investors, report finds

A lack of prime stock was a barrier for investors last year despite many remaining keen on investing in the care sector, Knight Frank’s...

Inquiry to examine social care funding gap

The Health and Social Care Committee will open an inquiry into the gap in social care funding. The inquiry will try to find out how...

Public unconvinced over social care pledges, says poll

Political stagnation and broken promises have left voters unconvinced the government will fulfill its pledge to produce and implement a social care policy. A survey...

ARCO backs CMA stance over lack of fee transparency

The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) has backed the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for criticising unjustified and untransparent fees levied on leaseholders. ARCO, which...

Hancock writes to MPs over adult social care

Health and Social Care Secretary of State Matt Hancock has written to members of parliament and peers urging them to come forward to help...

Over-55s living in poor standard of housing, report finds

More than two million over-55s are living in a home that endangers their health or wellbeing, a report by the Centre for Ageing Better...

LGA raises concerns over children’s care

Six of the 10 largest independent groups of providers of children’s residential and fostering placements had more debts and liabilities than tangible assets last...

Regulator promotes sexual safety

Almost half of sexual incidents reported to the care regulator from registered providers were categorised as sexual assault, a report has found.  Using information received...