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Charities call for more support for unpaid carers

A group of eight social care charities are demanding better support for unpaid carers, as research suggests their mental and physical health is taking...

Free flu vaccinations for Welsh care home workers

Care home workers in Wales will join NHS staff in being offered free flu vaccinations this winter. Last winter there were 71 reported flu...

Quality staff vital for improving adult social care sector

Recruiting and retaining capable, valued and supported members of staff is critical to achieving high-quality care, a series of case studies has revealed. The Care...

Iain Anderson appointed chair of Oakland Care

Care home operator Oakland Care has appointed the former chief executive of the National Fostering (NFA), Iain Anderson (pictured), as its chair. Last month Anderson...

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...
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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...