Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Charging after death

Following publication of the findings from it’s inquiry into UK care homes at the end of last year, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)...

NAO criticises DHSC for lack of workforce strategy

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not published a workforce strategy for the past nine years and cannot demonstrate that the sector...

Three in four councils unable to help disabled adults

Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken...

Care home occupancy at five-year high

Occupancy rates for UK care homes rose for the fifth consecutive year, while average fee levels outstripped RPI inflation for the fourth year running,...

Winter crisis highlights care shortfall

Council leaders from the Local Government Association (LGA) have said the winter health crisis should incentivise the government to adequately fund the country’s social...

Skills for Care graduates

Skills for Care’s new graduate trainees have started their year-long management training programme, designed to develop the leaders and managers of the future. This new...

Hunt says Green Paper will make system less ‘random’

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt has indicated that the Green Paper on older people will propose reforms to make...

Keys Group makes two acquisitions

The Keys Group has acquired the children’s services division of Aspirations Care and The Leaving Care Company for undisclosed sums. Aspiration’s specialist children’s services division...

Social care gets £150m in Local Finance Settlement

The Government has announced an extra £150m for councils to spend on social care in the Local Finance Settlement 2018/19. Secretary of State for Housing,...

Ideal Carehomes back to profit

Ideal Carehomes was back in the black at the year ended 31 March 2017 as it moves towards providing care primarily to self-paying residents....