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CAMHS referrals up 26%

The number of referrals to specialist child mental health services has increased by 26% over the last five years, research by the Education Policy...

Most people not planning how they will fund their care

Roughly half of English adults do not know what ‘social care’ means and have not planned how they will pay for their care when...

Maisons de Famille takes controlling stake of Dorea

French group Maisons de Famille (MdF) has become a majority shareholder of care home operator Dorea, taking over from private equity fund Quadriga Capital. MdF...

Civitas makes ‘strong progress’ in first half

Real estate investment trust Civitas Social Housing completed purchases of properties totalling £150.7m, its half-year results for the period ended 30 September 2018 show. The investor...

Care company to scrap £50 staff sickness charge

A nurse and care worker recruiter has announced that it will be scrapping a £50 charge it makes to staff who phone in sick. An investigation by The...

Apposite invests in children’s care provider

Apposite Capital has bought specialist care provider Courtyard Care through its portfolio company Swanton Care for an undisclosed sum. The private equity firm’s venture comes...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Number of children placed in care homes rises

More children are being placed in care home services in Scotland, a Care Inspectorate report has found. A three-year review found between 1,100 and 1,300...
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...
Shift from care homes to supported living unstoppable, report finds

Shift from care homes to supported living unstoppable, report finds

The adult specialist care sector has seen a slow but unstoppable shift from service provision in registered care homes to supported living services. Despite disappointment...

Regulator calls for action over segregation and seclusion

The care regulator is calling for ‘urgent action’ to strengthen safeguards that protect the safety, welfare and human rights of children and young people...