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£1m for digital adult social care pilots

Digital pilot projects that use technology in care delivery will be able to access a £1m pot of money, as part of a programme...

Flexible working plan for unpaid carers launched

A two-year scheme to raise the profile of unpaid carers in England and help establish flexible working for them alongside their caring roles has...

HC-One and GMB launch Careforce

HC-One and the GMB Union have joined forces to champion careers in the care sector. At an event at the House of Commons today (Wednesday),...
Robert Kilgour hits out at care home spending inaction

Lessons from Scotland

Alistair Kleebauer looks at the Scottish care model to find out if it could be implemented in other UK countries A recent report by the...

TripAdvisor-style model could help improve adult social care standards

Taking information about the social care market in a more consumer-led direction by having a TripAdvisor ‘rate-my-care-provider’ model could help drive better quality in...

Pensioners willing to downsize, survey reveals

More than four million pensioners would consider downsizing, the latest retirement confidence index from McCarthy & Stone has revealed. The annual snapshot, which is produced...

MPs think social care needs to be better funded, says poll

An ‘overwhelming’ majority of MPs and peers surveyed think the adult social care sector should receive extra money to help support older and disabled...

Adjuvo expands into North East

Care provider Adjuvo Care & Support has expanded into North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, with plans to hire ten care workers each month over...

Human rights training for Northern Ireland care staff

Social care staff in Northern Ireland are to receive human rights training as part of a government response to an inquiry into the treatment...

Care sector ‘teetering on the edge of a cliff’

Labour MPs have hit out at the government in a parliamentary debate for not doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis in social care. During...