Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Discounts for severely mentally impaired promoted

A standard procedure for council tax support for people with a severe mental impairment (SMI) has been launched by the Welsh government and MoneySavingExpert.com. People...
Balhousie Care bucks gender pay trend

Balhousie Care bucks gender pay trend

Scottish provider Balhousie Care Group has bucked the national trend by reporting a gender pay gap of 0%. The care home group, which employs 1,400...
Charity Commission launches inquiry into mental health provider

Charity Commission launches inquiry into mental health provider

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into Richmond Psychosocial Foundation International (RPFI) following the death of Sophie Bennett in May 2016. The 19-year-old had...

McCarthy & Stone posts plummeting pre-tax profit

Continuing uncertainty and challenging market conditions dented half-year results at retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone, which posted a 66% drop in pre-tax profit. In the...
Financial strain for ‘sandwich’ generation, YouGov poll finds

Financial strain for ‘sandwich’ generation, YouGov poll finds

A third (33%) of adult ‘sandwich’ carers feel that more financial support would most ease the pressure of their caring duties, a survey by...

Developing digital solutions

Corporate partner at Simmons & Simmons Jocelyn Ormond offers a guide through the legal challenges facing social care providers seeking to develop digital care...

CMA launches inquiry over foster deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the completed merger of Core Assets Group and Partnership in Children’s Services (PiCS). The...
UKHCA in search of chief executive as Berry decides against role

Berry decides against UKHCA chief executive role

Roger Berry will not be assuming his role as chief executive of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA). The organisation said that Berry, who had...

Sodexo buys The Good Care Group

French service provider Sodexo has purchased The Good Care Group as part of its continued expansion into the UK homecare sector. Investment partner BGF, which...
Dr Nicola Carey of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey

Project to investigate infection control in nursing homes

Infection control in nursing homes will be investigated as part of a research project by Dr Nicola Carey of the School of Health Sciences...