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Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Care workers among 200,000 paid less than minimum wage

Care workers are likely to be among over 200,000 employees paid less than the national minimum wage (NMW) in 2017/18. As much as £15.6m worth...

Number of over 90s on the rise

The number of people aged 90 years and over continues to rise, with 579,776 in the UK last year. Among those aged 90 years and...

Household growth to be driven by over 65s

The number of households headed by someone aged 65 years and over is projected to rise by 54% by 2041, figures released by the...

McCarthy & Stone shifts focus away from growth

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone will look to save more than £40m a year by 2021 following a strategic review. The group has decided to...

John Tonkiss confirmed as McCarthy & Stone chief executive

McCarthy & Stone has appointed John Tonkiss as its chief executive officer, taking up the role with immediate effect. He had been interim chief executive...

Adult social care staff turnover rate grows

Staff turnover rates in adult social care continue to steadily grow, but two-thirds of leavers stay on in the sector, Skills for Care research...

Prevention and healthy ageing ‘vital’ to social care reform

Future care models need to focus on prevention and encouraging healthy living, rather than striving to meet rising demand with delivery. According to health policy...

Impact Healthcare buys £2.8m care home

Investment trust Impact Healthcare REIT has bought Yew Tree Care Centre in Redcar, North Yorkshire, for £2.8m from Monarch Alternative Capital LP. The 76-bed nursing...

Chair of Healthwatch England announced

Sir Robert Francis QC (pictured) has been appointed chair of Healthwatch England, replacing Jane Mordue who is stepping down after three years. Sir Robert, who...

Calls for unpaid carers to receive support

Informal carers working long hours are ‘jeopardising’ their health, with some not being properly assessed for support, the Local Government Association (LGA) and Carers...