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Inspectors told to check care homes are not overheating

Care home inspectors should be checking that properties are not overheating to help avoid a repeat of the 2003 heatwave, which saw deaths in...

Revenue growth at Larchwood but pre-tax profits dip

Despite slow growth rates in local authority average weekly fees Larchwood Group’s north and south divisions reported rising turnover, its latest financial reports show. Larchwood...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Cornish operator expands with £1m from Santander

Cornish care home operator Anson Care Services is expanding one of its homes after receiving more than £1m from Santander Corporate and Commercial. Nine beds...

Care start-up receives £8.5m cash injection

Scottish health start-up Care Sourcer has raised £8.5m to expand its services, with a cash injection of £6m from Legal & General and £2.5m...

Social care green paper to cover younger adults

The social care green paper will cover younger adults, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has revealed. While being questioned by MPs during a...

TripAdvisor-style model could help improve adult social care standards

Taking information about the social care market in a more consumer-led direction by having a TripAdvisor ‘rate-my-care-provider’ model could help drive better quality in...

CareTech revises possible offer for Cambian

CareTech Holdings has submitted a revised proposal to the board of Cambian Group as it considers a potential takeover. The terms of the proposal are...

Mears to consider Andrew Hogarth for chair

Mears Group plans to appoint a new chair by the end of October and will consider former Staffline chief executive Andrew Hogarth. As reported earlier...
Shift from care homes to supported living unstoppable, report finds

Care home occupancy lower than thought, finds LaingBuisson

Overall occupancy of care homes is about 85% when measured as occupied beds as a percentage of registered beds - lower than previously thought. The...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Guidance launched to help providers deal with complaints better

An adult social care guide has been published to help providers and councils implement best practice when receiving and dealing with comments, complaints and...