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New beginnings

The New Year has started with a new ministerial team and the strengthened role for social care within the Department and the title of...

Ombudsman appoints new members

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has appointed two members to its governing board, the Commission for Local Administration in England. Deep Sagar has...

Charging after death

Following publication of the findings from it’s inquiry into UK care homes at the end of last year, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)...

NAO criticises DHSC for lack of workforce strategy

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not published a workforce strategy for the past nine years and cannot demonstrate that the sector...

Three in four councils unable to help disabled adults

Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken...

Care home occupancy at five-year high

Occupancy rates for UK care homes rose for the fifth consecutive year, while average fee levels outstripped RPI inflation for the fourth year running,...

Winter crisis highlights care shortfall

Council leaders from the Local Government Association (LGA) have said the winter health crisis should incentivise the government to adequately fund the country’s social...

Skills for Care graduates

Skills for Care’s new graduate trainees have started their year-long management training programme, designed to develop the leaders and managers of the future. This new...

Hunt says Green Paper will make system less ‘random’

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt has indicated that the Green Paper on older people will propose reforms to make...

Keys Group makes two acquisitions

The Keys Group has acquired the children’s services division of Aspirations Care and The Leaving Care Company for undisclosed sums. Aspiration’s specialist children’s services division...