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Recruitment continues to be an issue as vacancy rate rises

Social care vacancy rates are continuing to rise and remain above pre-Covid levels, data has revealed. Rates increased from 6.1% in April 2021 to 10.3%...

Care ‘developing haphazardly’, says ADASS president

Care and support have been ‘developing haphazardly’, with the pandemic illustrating the sector should never again be ‘treated as an afterthought’. Sarah McClinton, who has...

Deal momentum to continue, Knight Frank predicts

Transaction volumes across the healthcare property market are expected to maintain momentum this year following a strong performance in 2021. Investment volumes totalled £2.34bn last...

Better pay needed to help boost recruitment and retention, says report

Workforce issues in social care cannot be ‘seriously’ addressed unless pay is improved, which is essential to boost recruitment and improve retention. A report by...

Nourish Care extends access to GP Connect

Non-clinical roles can now access GP Connect within Nourish Care to help support staff in delivering care safely by ensuring they have up-to-date information...

Social care providers forced to turn down admissions

Workforce challenges and rising cost pressures are forcing social care providers to turn down admissions and, in some cases, shut services altogether. Research commissioned by...

Care home and manager fined for failing in legal duty

A care home and its manager have both been fined for failing to provide safe care and treatment to a resident who fell out...

Rising fuel costs worrying homecare workers, survey finds

Many homecare workers are concerned over the rising cost of living, with fuel and energy bills being main worries. As many as 95% of providers...

Complexity could sap energy out of integration, Hunt warns

Integrated care boards (ICBs) need to be given ‘freedom and flexibility’ so relationships between NHS and local authorities can be forged to help improve...

Homecare staff consider leaving sector due to stress

More than half of homecare workers (52%) have considered leaving the sector in the past 12 months, with stress and an inability to care...