Care Protect targets Australia

Safety organisation Care Protect is expanding into Australia in response to an abuse crisis in the country’s care homes. The country’s federal government plans to...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

New bill to better protect vulnerable people in care

The government has introduced a bill aimed to better protect vulnerable people and ease the burden on local authorities. The new law aims to streamline...

ARCO sets out its vision to grow retirement communities sector

The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) has committed to provide 250,000 people with the opportunity to live in retirement communities by 2030. The organisation launched...

The role of CCTV cameras in care homes

Can cameras in care settings help improve investigations?  Anna Cole-Bailey focuses in on the issue The use of CCTV cameras in care homes has increasingly...

Care home fined after worker injured using faulty lift

Sutton in the Elms Care Ltd has been fined after an employee suffered ‘significant’ injuries after falling around 1.5 metres down a lift shaft...

Shadow board named for proposed Anchor Hanover Group

The Anchor Trust and Hanover Housing Association have named a 10-member shadow non-executive board ahead of their planned merger. The 10 will become the board...

Health and social care not seen equally

Years of funding reductions and the growth of competing job markets have left the care home and domiciliary care market less able to attract...

Children in care at risk of abuse in poor areas, says executive head

Children in care who are relocated to ‘deprived’ areas are at risk of being abused and exploited, the executive headteacher of the Coastal Academies...

Retirement living market to hit £44bn by 2022, says Knight Frank

The private retirement market is estimated to reach a value of £44bn by 2022, according to research by Knight Frank. Its report, Retirement Living comes...

Councils call for national taxation to help solve care funding

Nine in ten councils (89%) say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care. The...