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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...

Twenty children in care reported missing every day

Twenty children growing up in care are reported missing every day in Scotland, figures have revealed. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act showed...

Target buys care homes for £37m

Target Healthcare REIT has completed the purchase of two high-end properties in Cirencester in Gloucestershire and Camberley in Surrey for £37m. Both assets will be...

Safety guidance for care providers released

Safety advice has been published online by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to help managers running health and care services. The guidance, ‘learning from safety...

‘Age-related’ taxes could fund older people’s care, says report

Age-related income tax rises could be a solution to meeting the needs older people’s care in Wales, a report by economist Professor Gerald Holtham...