Upskilling care staff contributes to less hospital care, says report

Upskilling care home staff and better working relationship with the NHS have contributed to residents needing less emergency hospital care. Analysis from the Health Foundation...

Consensus on social care unlikely, LaingBuisson founder tells BBC listeners

Gaining cross-party consensus on how to fix social care outlined by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson is highly unlikely, William Laing, LaingBuisson founder and...

Court ruling backs CQC to close care service

Lime Trees Residential Care Home Ltd has failed in its bid to stop the Care Quality Commission from cancelling its registration. At the Royal Courts...

Costs of SEN services breaking budgets, council leaders warn

Spiralling costs of special educational needs (SEN) services could eventually ‘break’ council budgets as the number of pupils on Education, Health, and Care Plans...

Inappropriate housing making older people feel ‘trapped’

Housing is increasingly disconnected from public transport and social infrastructure leading to people to grow old in homes that are not suited to how...

More understanding of overheating risks in care homes needed

A plan to address the lack of understanding of overheating risks in care facilities is needed, an independent public body has warned. A Committee on...

Tech and care organisations unveil case for learning disability deal

Hft has set out a case for a deal with the government to help transform the learning disability sector and the way care is...

Carers struggling with finances

Two thirds (68%) of carers regularly use their own income or savings to pay for care or support services, research has revealed.  An online survey...

Ministers highlight role of retirement communities in health and social care

Retirement communities will have a major role to play in meeting the housing and care needs of the country’s ageing population, the care minister...

Kisimul investigation leads to no criminal charges

There will be no criminal proceedings into safeguarding concerns at a Kisimul Group children’s home in Lincolnshire. Police made arrests in November as part of...