Care staff receive inadequate medicines training, report reveals

Adult social care workers are administering medicines without any formal training, analysis has shown.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that some providers were not...

Monitoring moves

The case for cameras in care settings has been further strengthened following BBC’s Panorama. Alistair Kleebauer examines the debate surrounding CCTV in care homes The...

CMA clears foster deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the completed acquisition by Core Assets Group (CAG) of Partnership in Children’s Services (PiCS) and Boston...

Loneliness impacting unpaid carers

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the rest of the public, figures suggest. Research by Carers UK also found...

Impact signs deals worth more than £20m

Impact Healthcare REIT has exchanged contracts on three acquisitions worth a total of £20.2m. It has bought Holmesley Nursing Home in Sidmouth, Devon, three units adjacent...

Thousands of care workers suffer violent attacks

Care workers suffered more than 6,000 violent attacks during the past five years, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show. Between the financial years...

CM Meets…Paul Bridge

Civitas Housing Advisors has deployed nearly £800m in less than three years and has a rent roll of £45m. Deven Pamben meets its chief...

Caring concerns

How can the sector provide high-quality care when there is neither a register of competent staff nor any mandatory training? Sarah Whitebloom investigates There are...

InProgress: McCarthy & Stone; Care UK; Ideal Carehomes; Churchill

Permission granted for £45m scheme McCarthy & Stone has received planning permission for the construction of a £45m retirement living property in Hook, Hampshire. The...

Octopus to sell retirement development to Macc Group

Octopus Real Estate has agreed to sell a proposed retirement community development in Solihull to operator Macc Group. Octopus has been granted detailed planning permission...