Tonkiss to be interim CEO at McCarthy & Stone

John Tonkiss, McCarthy & Stone chief operating officer, will assume the role of interim chief executive from 1 September, until a permanent replacement for...

Cash boost for joined-up care

Extra money will be available for more large-scale housing projects that integrate social care. Housing and regeneration minister Rebecca Evans and minister for children, older...
Health and social care integration must happen quicker

New health and older people ministers appointed to Scottish cabinet

Jeane Freeman has been promoted to cabinet secretary for health and sport in the Scottish government, taking over from Shona Robison who will be leaving...

Housing guide for older people released

A dementia-friendly guide has been published offering housing advice for older people. The 56-page booklet, created by Age Scotland, aims to help older people plan...

Social care premium proposed by MPs

People aged over 40 and employers should pay into a dedicated fund to meet the growing demand for adult social care, as the current...

New care home inspection standards to be introduced

New ways of inspecting care homes in Scotland will be rolled out from next week. Implementation of Health and Social Care Standards, which were published...

Signature Senior Lifestyle sold to Revera

Revera, a Canadian-based retirement living investor, has expanded its operations in the UK market with the acquisition high-end care home provider Signature Senior Lifestyle. Signature...
Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Social care should be recognised as growth sector, report concludes

The care sector should be granted with the same status as six other growth areas in the Scottish economy so it gets the recognition...

Hunt told workforce crisis looming

Three social care bodies have together written to health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt, warning him of a ‘dire need’ to improve the...

Terra Firma wins ‘admin error’ case

Private equity company Terra Firma has won a court case against H/2 Capital Partners after an error by the US hedge fund’s lawyers in...