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Investing in care workforce becoming ‘ever more urgent’

Extra funds will be provided for social care to improve hospital patient discharges, expand community services and reduce re-admissions in an effort to ease...

Organisations urge government to act over ‘staffing crisis’

The National Care Forum (NCF) and Unison have written to the health and social care secretary calling for action over the staffing crisis in...

Providers making ‘difficult decisions’ about who they can support

Two-thirds of registered managers (67%) have either limited or stopped admissions of any new people into care homes or refused to take on requests...

Hallmark Foundation calls for more accurate monitoring of unmet need

An Office for Care and Ageing Well should be created to monitor and report unmet needs and promote sustainable ways to deliver better care...

Skills for Care promotes student nursing placements within sector

Skills for Care has launched guidance to support and promote student nursing placements within social care. Funded by Health Education England, it is aimed at...

Peers take aim at government’s social care plans

Money raised from the government’s planned health and social care levy will not solve the sector’s problems and represent a ‘failed opportunity’, the House...

Data follows ‘expected pattern’ for self-funding care home residents

Care home occupancy in England averaged at 84.7% between 2019 and 2020, official statistics have revealed. A total of 391,927 of 462,460 care home beds...
Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Independent care home operators join forces ahead of inquiry

Care home operators have joined forces ahead of the national public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. Independent Care Homes Scotland...

Re:Cognition Health launches autism clinic for children

Re:Cognition Health has expanded its children and young people’s service by launching an autism clinic to meet the increasing demand for assessments. Paediatrician Dr Christina...

Staff turnover remains high, Skills for Care reports

Turnover rates across social care remained high at 28.5% in 2020/21, equating to approximately 410,000 people leaving their jobs over the course of the...