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Fee freeze ‘insulting’ to care homes, says Care England 

Care England has told councils to take their legal duties seriously after some local authorities decided to freeze fees that are paid to care...

Green paper must deliver ‘substantial’ reforms, PM told

A joint letter from three leading health and care bodies has been sent to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging the government to increase NHS...

Agency staff costs and occupancy levels hit EBITDA at Four Seasons

A drop in occupancy levels and high levels of agency staff use saw EBITDA at Four Seasons Health Care Group drop to £7.3m in...

Flexible working plan for unpaid carers launched

A two-year scheme to raise the profile of unpaid carers in England and help establish flexible working for them alongside their caring roles has...

Adult social care employers contribute £46bn to economy

Adult social care employers contribute £46.2bn to the UK economy, a report commissioned by Skills for Care and Development has revealed. Attempting to determine the...
More than 6,250 care homes sign up to digital tool

ADASS president writes to PM about ‘failing care market’

The president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, saying eight years’ worth of...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Older people facing problems in accessing care at home

Queries to Age UK from older people and their families have revealed a catalogue of issues about social care at home. Research between September 2017...

Children being ‘pinged’ about the care system

Thousands of children are ‘pinging’ around the care system, changing homes, schools or social worker. Publishing her second stability index, an annual report which tracks...

CMA issues death-fee charging advice

Care home operators should not shy away from discussing the ‘rights and obligations’ of residents if they die, guidance issued by the UK’s competition...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Housing & Care 21 boosts staff salaries

Housing & Care 21 has increased pay for its care workers by 10% above the national living wage and introduced guaranteed hours contracts in...