Council care homes sold for £3m

Two care homes, which were owned and operated by Suffolk County Council, have been sold for a combined sum of nearly £3m. Sidegate Lane in...

Civitas buys five properties in latest deal

Civitas Social Housing Plc has bought five specialist supported living properties for £2.6m – its sixth acquisition deal this year. The latest purchase includes four...

Increase in child protection data breaches

The Fostering Network has expressed concern after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests found that the number of data breaches in child protection departments has...

Advinia acquires 11 Scottish care homes in Bupa deal

The 22 former Bupa care homes acquired by Advinia Health Care in a February have been named, bringing the provider’s portfolio from 16 UK...

Welsh care savings limit increased

People in Wales will only pay the full cost of their residential care if they have assets of more than £40,000, following an increase...

Saving funds ‘increasingly critical’, says spending watchdog

Adult social care services in Scotland are not keeping up with demand from older people who are facing long waits for care assessments and...

Turning the development dial

What will happen to residential care when all the builders have upped sticks? Deven Pamben explores the alternatives on offer which mean that the...

Falling revenue at Mears Group’s care division

Care revenue at Mears Group fell by 12% to £134.1m (2016: £152.6m) in the year to 31 December 2017, resulting from the restructuring of...

Too many care home residents prescribed antibiotics, says RPS

Nursing home staff should be trained by pharmacists so residents are not incorrectly prescribed antibiotics, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said. According to the...

HC-One bolstered by boost in profit

Major care home operator HC-One has reported a pre-tax profit for the first time since it was formed in 2011, its accounts to the...