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InProgress: CHD; Barchester and HC-One

CHD Living to open residential home Care group CHD Living is due to open the first phase of its latest residential facility. Nine of the 25...
Financial strain for ‘sandwich’ generation, YouGov poll finds

Care workers to benefit from living wage pay boost

Some care workers will be set for a pay boost as the living wage rates rise to £9.30 across the UK and £10.75 in...
Thousands deprived of their liberty without proper assessment

Thousands deprived of liberty without proper assessment

A county council has been criticised by the social care ombudsman after it decided not to assess vulnerable people who may have been unlawfully...

Statement recognises role of social care nurses

A statement of role, knowledge and skills for registered nurses working in social care has been launched by Skills for Care. It provides a description...

Minimum price for homecare rises 9.3%

The new minimum price for homecare has been set at £20.69 per hour from 1 April, when the UK’s statutory national living wage (NLW)...

Government delay takes Ashley into the red

Government delays over its LHA cap reforms hit listed housing with care operator Ashley House's revenues and profits, as it failed to bring any...

Income falls at Milestones

The Milestones Trust reported a slight drop in its total incoming resources from £28.9m in 2016 to £28.5m for the year ended 31 March...

DfE ends SLCN contract

The Department for Education (DfE) has discontinued a specialist Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) contract it funded for ten years. Instead, the department has...
Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Scottish MPs told technological innovation must not replace care staff

Care sector representative bodies have warned a group of SMPs that innovation and technological advancements should not be used to replace human beings when...

Funding challenges bite Disabilities Trust

The Disabilities Trust has reported a slight dip in operating income for the year ended 31 May 2017, due to the challenging financial environment...