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Lack of foster carers leading to children missing out on support

A lack of capacity in foster care is leading to children missing out on support, according to Ofsted. Its annual fostering statistics showed the number...

Thinking differently

Prof Green discusses the importance of career pathways The social care workforce is our biggest asset, and the professionalism and skills that have been manifest...

Evidence points to entry into retirement living for RMBI Care Co

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) Care Company is continuing to progress and review its plans to enter the retirement living market. The charity, which...

Ideal Carehomes showing ‘positive’ signs despite fall in EBITDA

Occupancy recovery is showing ‘positive’ signs at Ideal Carehomes with enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels. The provider said lead times and conversions were also moving...

CMuk Meets… Steve Scown

After 29 years at Dimensions, the chief executive officer has taken the decision to step down. Here he discusses community-based support, a better deal...

‘Trust and goodwill’ impacted by mandatory vaccination policy

Implementation of the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy in care homes has led to a ‘loss of trust and goodwill’ among staff and their employers. Responses...

EBITDAR slips at Brendoncare as pandemic challenges bite

The Brendoncare Foundation experienced a reduction in occupancy of around 10% due to the pandemic, with vacancies taking longer to fill. The charity said in...

Fee rate inflation helps drive revenue and EBITDAR growth at Barchester

Barchester Healthcare has reported revenue and EBITDAR growth, driven by fee rate inflation despite lower occupancy because of the pandemic. Its latest financial results showed...

Christa Echtle becomes chair of Eden Futures

Supported living provider Eden Futures has appointed Christa Echtle as its new chair. Echtle, who has replaced Stephen Collier, has over 30 years’ experience of...

Appetite for innovation

Bobby Fletcher, director of the healthcare real assets team at global mid-market investment bank Alantra, looks at how a new generation of lenders are...