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A fifth of last time buyers open to retirement villages, research says

Retirement villages are an increasingly popular option for last time buyers wanting to downsize or have a ‘lower maintenance lifestyle’, new research has claimed. According...

Cash-strapped council vows to protect vulnerable people

A county authority has vowed to ensure ‘a robust safeguarding system’ to protect vulnerable adults and children despite its struggling finances. On Tuesday (31 July),...

Care home operator fined after resident fall

A care home provider has been fined £16,000 following a ‘serious’ accident in which a resident fell down a flight of stairs at Bentley...

Council network calls for more retirement homes

More housing options need to be made available to older people, so they have the choice to downsize to homes that are more adaptable...

CareTech granted extension over possible Cambian deal

The deadline for CareTech Holdings to announce its intention to make a firm offer for the Cambian Group has been extended by more than...

Young people leaving care ‘falling through the cracks’, says MSP

Young people who leave the care system in Scotland risk ‘falling through the cracks’ as councils stop keeping records of them, a report has...

LGA launches green paper on adult social care

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a consultation to kick-start a debate on how adult social care should be paid for. Publication of its...

Pupils with special education needs on the rise

The number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) has increased for a second consecutive year to 1,276,215 in January 2018, from 1,244,255 in...

RCN launches resource for care home staff

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has released an online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes. Care Home Journey provides members with...

Welsh social care sector begins post-Brexit planning

The Welsh government is funding research into how the social care workforce will be affected by Brexit to help the sector prepare for future...