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Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Scottish MPs told technological innovation must not replace care staff

Care sector representative bodies have warned a group of MSPs that innovation and technological advancements should not be used to replace human beings when...

Market segmentation to worsen bed capacity crisis

Segmentation of the care home market will leave sub-40 bed facilities ‘exceptionally vulnerable’ in the next few years as austerity measures, a funding gap...
Care services on brink of collapse, coalition tells PM

NHS Confederation petition demands government action

A petition calling on the government to commit to a funding plan for health and social care up to 2035 in response to ‘crippling’...

Fee freeze ‘insulting’ to care homes, says Care England 

Care England has told councils to take their legal duties seriously after some local authorities decided to freeze fees that are paid to care...

Hunt told workforce crisis looming

Three social care bodies have together written to health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt, warning him of a ‘dire need’ to improve the...

Hancock told to ‘grasp the social care challenge’

NHS Confederation leaders have written to new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock urging him to create integrated services as well as introduce...

Council network calls for more retirement homes

More housing options need to be made available to older people, so they have the choice to downsize to homes that are more adaptable...

Sunrise Senior Living signs up to dementia trial

Care home staff at Sunrise Senior Living UK will be taking part in a training programme designed to help them support people with dementia...

ReSI buys retirement homes for £40.2m

Investor Residential Secure Income (ReSI) has exchanged contracts to buy 478 retirement homes from housing association Places for People for £40.2m. The deal has already...

Councils failing Care Act duties, report finds

Struggling unpaid carers are not being supported properly until they reach crisis point, while nearly half of councils risk breaching their Care Act duties,...