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Supply of private senior living housing to grow 30%

The supply of private housing for older people is set to rise by 30% in the next five years, with growth concentrated in the...

Action needed to improve lives of older people, say commissioners

Two commissioners have called on political parties to set out how they will improve the lives of older people. The Commissioner for Older People for...

MiHomecare and Complete Care target growth after finalising restructure

MiHomecare and Complete Care have completed their restructure and turnaround plans as they begin to target growth. MiHomecare, a domiciliary care services provider for elderly...

Programme to tackle over-medication in care homes launched

NHS England has recruited medical and clinical staff as part of its £20m programme to help prevent care home residents being given too much...

Sector left waiting for social care plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted it could take until the end of the year to come up with a plan to solve social...

A fragile market

Colin Angel , policy director at the UK Homecare Association offers an inside view of the state of homecare The precarious state of the state-funded...

Social care gets £150m in Local Finance Settlement

The Government has announced an extra £150m for councils to spend on social care in the Local Finance Settlement 2018/19. Secretary of State for Housing,...

Fresh warning to councils over charging procedures

Councils across England have been reminded that information given to families looking to place relatives in care homes must be accurate and meet statutory...

Neglectful behaviour in care homes widespread, says UCL research

Neglectful behaviour in care homes is widespread, according to University College London (UCL) research, in what it claims to be the largest-ever survey of...

Meeting the rules

Colin Angel delves into the topic of registration  for homecare agencies The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has described a ‘substantial churn’ in the homecare sector,...