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Pupils with special education needs on the rise

The number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) has increased for a second consecutive year to 1,276,215 in January 2018, from 1,244,255 in...

RCN launches resource for care home staff

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has released an online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes. Care Home Journey provides members with...

Welsh social care sector begins post-Brexit planning

The Welsh government is funding research into how the social care workforce will be affected by Brexit to help the sector prepare for future...

Inspectors told to check care homes are not overheating

Care home inspectors should be checking that properties are not overheating to help avoid a repeat of the 2003 heatwave, which saw deaths in...

Revenue growth at Larchwood but pre-tax profits dip

Despite slow growth rates in local authority average weekly fees Larchwood Group’s north and south divisions reported rising turnover, its latest financial reports show. Larchwood...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Cornish operator expands with £1m from Santander

Cornish care home operator Anson Care Services is expanding one of its homes after receiving more than £1m from Santander Corporate and Commercial. Nine beds...

Care start-up receives £8.5m cash injection

Scottish health start-up Care Sourcer has raised £8.5m to expand its services, with a cash injection of £6m from Legal & General and £2.5m...

Social care green paper to cover younger adults

The social care green paper will cover younger adults, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has revealed. While being questioned by MPs during a...

TripAdvisor-style model could help improve adult social care standards

Taking information about the social care market in a more consumer-led direction by having a TripAdvisor ‘rate-my-care-provider’ model could help drive better quality in...

CareTech revises possible offer for Cambian

CareTech Holdings has submitted a revised proposal to the board of Cambian Group as it considers a potential takeover. The terms of the proposal are...