Good guidance practice issued care providers

Good guidance practice issued to care providers

Good practice guidance has been issued by the ombudsman to help adult social care providers improve their services. The 25-page document gives real-life examples of...

Lack of social care funding details disappoints

Independent Age has expressed disappointment and frustration at Chancellor Philip Hammond for not providing details on social care funding in his Spring Statement. The Chancellor...

Care home owners fined after admitting failings

Owners of a Nottinghamshire care home have been ordered to pay more than £54,000 after a 94-year-old man fell and suffered a fractured femur. Rhoda...
Thousands deprived of their liberty without proper assessment

Rethink needed to improve better ageing

Radical action is needed to help the over 50s who are less well-off as they face greater challenges that will result in them dying...
Question marks over care home dehydration tests

Question marks over care home dehydration tests

Researchers have found that standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes. Carers often look at a...

Brunelcare hands back contract to council

Brunelcare is handing back its Support To Live at Home and Extra Care Housing contract it holds with North Somerset Council because it is...

Applications invited for workforce fund

Skills for Care is inviting grant applications for its Workforce Development Fund to help adult social care employers develop their staff. Large national groups or...

Lack of public understanding hindering social care satisfaction 

Satisfaction levels with social care services provided by local authorities continues to be far lower than with healthcare, a poll has revealed. The British Social...
Agincare considers viability of contracts despite rising profit

LGA estimates £1bn adult social care funding gap in 2019/20

Council tax rises in the next financial year will not raise enough money to prevent further cutbacks to care, the Local Government Association (LGA)...

WeCare aims to tackle care staffing shortage

More than 20,000 care staff will be needed in Wales by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for services...