Sunday, February 17, 2019
City and County buys Carewatch branches

City and County snaps up Carewatch branches and schemes

City and County Healthcare Group has completed the acquisition of 20 homecare branches and five extra care schemes from Carewatch, for an undisclosed sum. The...

Skills for Care appoints interim chief executive

Andy Tilden has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Skills for Care and will take over at the end of next month when...
Foster carers lacking support and recognition

Foster carers lacking support and recognition, report finds

Foster carers feel they lack support and recognition in the role they play in children’s social care, The Fostering Network’s annual report has found. Many...
Fire safety failures found in London care homes

Fire safety failures found in London care homes

The London Fire Brigade has written to every care home in the capital after inspectors found serious fire safety failures in properties. Fire officials are...

Reducing the inspection burden on providers

Eleanore Robinson reports from LaingBuisson’s Northern Long Term Care Seminar The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is working on a project to reduce the inspection burden...
NHS plan lacks integration

Demands for social care to be ‘full partner’ of health service

The government has been accused of lacking an integrated approach when it comes to health and social care. During a House of Lords (HoL) debate...
Statins reduce the cardiovascular disease risk in older people

Statins reduce cardiovascular disease risk in older people, study finds

Statin therapy should be more widely used among older people as it reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to Medical Research...
Scottish political parties unite to beat loneliness

Political parties unite to beat loneliness

Political parties north of the border have joined forces to beat loneliness in Scotland. Lib Dem Leader Willie Rennie, Scottish Conservative interim leader Jackson Carlaw,...

Some are more equal than others

Professor Green argues that in every aspect of life ageism is alive and kicking It is certain that 2019 will be a very critical year....
Ashley House reports losses

Lack of financial closures results in losses for Ashley House

Ashley House posted a pre-tax loss of £1.7m during the half-year to 31 October 2018 as no schemes reached financial close. The health and social...