£17m boost for children’s services

Councils are set to receive a £17m boost in funding to help support vulnerable children through social care services, the Children and Families Minister...

Caring Homes appoints Tracey Fletcher-Ray as md

Tracey Fletcher-Ray has been appointed managing director of the Caring Homes Group. She joins the company from Berendsen PLC where she was responsible for the...

Early Years Education drives growth in children’s nurseries market

LaingBuisson has launched the 14th edition of its Childcare UK Market Report which focuses on the nurseries market. There are 4.9 million children aged five...

Pharmacists to be deployed in care homes

Pharmacists will be recruited to go into care homes to reduce the risk of overmedication and ‘preventable’ hospital stays, as part of an initiative...

Scottish care workers leaving sector at an early stage

The care sector needs to provide staff with training and support that reflects the complexity of their roles or face the prospect of workers...

Social care register opens for homecare workers

Domiciliary care workers will be able to join a register to legally work in Wales from next month, in the lead up to an...

Care staff need better training on sexuality of residents, says Scottish Care

Staff in care homes should be better trained to understand the sexual needs of older residents, including people with dementia, a report has concluded. In...

Social care start-up appoints Sir Nick Clegg

Former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been made chair of the advisory board at homecare technology start-up Cera. The tech company partnered with...

What is the best care funding solution?

The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation analyses the pros and cons of the top five models Analysis of the five most commonly raised solutions...

Researchers develop tool to help meet older people’s housing needs

Latest insights into the issue of older people’s housing are now available after the creation of a tool that provides councils with recommendations about...