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Independent Age proposes free care for over-65s

Free care should be available for the over-65s after research suggested the majority of people in England are willing to pay more tax to...
Agincare considers viability of contracts despite rising profit

Providing elderly care an economic challenge, says Lord King

Saving enough money for retirement and care for the elderly are two of the biggest economic challenges facing the country, the former Bank of...

Safety net ‘dangerously weak’ for older people at home

The safety net for older people living at home is ‘dangerously weak’, with the number of over 65s without proper care and in poor...

Disposals dent revenue at New Century Care

Sale of care homes resulted in a fall in revenue to £33m (2017: £35.3m) at provider Custodes Topco in the year ended 31 December...

Carers UK appoints chief executive

Carers UK has appointed Helen Walker as its new chief executive. Walker, who will begin her role on 3 December, will be joining from national...

Ministers told children’s services at tipping point

Ministers are facing demands to pump extra cash into children’s social care services after funding plummeted by more than £800m in a year. According to...

Plan to meet older people’s housing needs published

The Scottish Government has released an updated approach on the issue of housing and older people - providing advice and support to residents so...

Anchor reports buoyant trade ahead of proposed merger

Demand for properties in the retirement housing to let market remained strong in the year ended 31 March 2018 for Anchor Trust, helping it...
EU care workers’ qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Post-Brexit care recruitment could struggle, says report

Care providers could struggle to recruit workers after Brexit when freedom of movement ends, researchers have warned. There are 82,000 EU care staff making up...
Ageism takes toll on people’s health

Number of over 85s requiring care to double, research predicts

The number of adults aged 85 years or older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next two decades,...