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Staff absence rates grow among care providers

Staffing pressures are growing among care providers with some services reporting absences of over 50%. The National Care Forum (NCF) said it was becoming more...

Kids Planet targets growth with new settings

Childcare provider Kids Planet plans to open ten settings over the next nine months, increasing its portfolio of operations to 62. Despite the impact of...

Woman fined £12,000 for operating illegal care agency

A woman who ran a domiciliary care agency in Morley, Leeds has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 after admitting to providing support...

Providers must be recognised in integration plans, says Care England

Effective integration across care and health must recognise the sector’s independent providers, a leading representative body has said. NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) have...

Somerset Care posts 37.5% growth in EBITDA

Growth in community hours, residential occupancy and cost efficiencies helped boost turnover and EBITDA at Somerset Care. The provider, which operates 27 care homes and...

Leasehold reforms aim to protect statutory rights of retirees

Measures are to be introduced to protect older people living in retirement leasehold properties. Under government plans to reform property law in England, all leaseholders,...

Occupancy and fees help drive up turnover at Meallmore

Increased occupancy, fee rates and fill up of new homes has driven turnover at care home provider Meallmore. In its latest financial results for the...

Nobilis continues to target homecare acquisitions

Southampton-based homecare provider Nobilis plans to complete five deals over the next three months, adding to eight acquisitions it made last year. The operator, which...

Occupancy ‘growing’ at Barchester Healthcare

Occupancy continues to grow at Barchester Healthcare despite ‘adverse headwinds’ caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic led to a drop in revenue at the...
Profits slide after tough regulatory year for Runwood Homes

Restructuring results in falling losses at MiHomecare

MiHomecare and Complete Care have both reported rising turnover following completion of their restructuring. MiHomecare, a domiciliary care services provider for older and disabled people,...