CM meets… Sir Andrew Dilnot

Seven years after the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support  made its recommendations, Deven Pamben speaks with the man who chaired the...

Inprogress: the latest care developments

Oakland Care Care home operator Oakland Care has opened Beechwood Grove care home in Eastbourne, East Sussex. The 58-bed home provides residential, nursing, memory and respite...

Growing number of older people managing care alone, says Age UK

Failure to properly fund social care has resulted in growing numbers of frail and unwell older people living with unmet care needs. The number of...

Mears chairman Bob Holt to stand down

Mears Group chairman Bob Holt (pictured) will not stand for re-election at the organisation’s 2019 annual general meeting. The decision comes days after Shareholder Value...

Homecare fragility

Colin Angel delves into the struggles facing  the homecare market Fragility of the state-funded homecare market continues to be a serious concern for social care...

‘Leadership’ needed to integrate health and social care, says NAO boss

The head of the National Audit Office (NAO) has called for ‘serious political leadership’ in integrating health and social care. In a report assessing the...

Care Protect targets Australia

Safety organisation Care Protect is expanding into Australia in response to an abuse crisis in the country’s care homes. The country’s federal government plans to...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

New bill to better protect vulnerable people in care

The government has introduced a bill aimed to better protect vulnerable people and ease the burden on local authorities. The new law aims to streamline...

ARCO sets out its vision to grow retirement communities sector

The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) has committed to provide 250,000 people with the opportunity to live in retirement communities by 2030. The organisation launched...

Here we go again

Care England head Professor Martin Green discusses the green paper The government’s green paper will be the latest attempt to find a long-term solution to the...