Sunday, February 17, 2019
Councillor Philip Atkins, Conservative vice-chairman of the County Councils Network

Councils re-routing funds to pay for care services

Councils have warned that more money will be needed for care services if they are to protect spending on museums, libraries and the arts. Research...
Bridget Warr is Care Provider Alliance 's programme board chair

CPA publishes adult social care guide

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has published a guide offering new ideas and approaches for providers working in the independent and voluntary adult social...
Professor Martin Green says ageism is alive and kicking

Councils accused of ‘abandoning old people’

Councils have been accused of abandoning old people by failing to properly fund care home places. Analysis by Care England found that many local authorities...
Norman Dinsdale, a former chef and senior lecturer in hospitality management at Sheffield Hallam University

Research aims to improve care home catering

The average care home spends less than £2.50 a day on food and drink for residents, preliminary research findings have concluded. After interviewing caterers and...

Staffing and regulations key challenges for care sector, says report

Key challenges facing care operators will continue to be staffing, funding and tougher regulations, according Christie & Co’s annual outlook. Its report, Business Outlook 2019:...

Skills for Care targets graduates for management programme

Skills for Care is urging graduates to apply for a place on its one-year management programme. Starting in October, the programme has been developed in...

Campaign to establish Commissioner for Older People

Care England is leading a campaign to establish a Commissioner for Older People, based on the Welsh model. The organisation will be campaigning for an...

DoE faces ‘tall order’ to achieve children’s social care goal

The Department for Education (DoE) has been slammed by the spending watchdog for a lack of understanding in what is driving demand for children’s...

HCIL completes management buy-out of Allied Healthcare stake

Homecare Independent Living (HCIL) has completed a management buy-out for Allied Healthcare’s stake in the Irish provider, for an undisclosed sum. HCIL, which is one...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Assessment delays leaving children and young people at risk, Care Inspectorate finds

Signs of risk and neglect are not being recognised consistently by Scottish agencies leading to interventions not happening early enough to protect children and...