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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...

Tonkiss to be interim CEO at McCarthy & Stone

John Tonkiss, McCarthy & Stone chief operating officer, will assume the role of interim chief executive from 1 September, until a permanent replacement for...

Cash boost for joined-up care

Extra money will be available for more large-scale housing projects that integrate social care. Housing and regeneration minister Rebecca Evans and minister for children, older...
Health and social care integration must happen quicker

New health and older people ministers appointed to Scottish cabinet

Jeane Freeman has been promoted to cabinet secretary for health and sport in the Scottish government, taking over from Shona Robison who will be leaving...