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Integrated care ‘complex and time consuming’, say MPs

There is no hard evidence that integrated care – at least in the short term – saves money, with the process being complex and...

Charities call for more support for unpaid carers

A group of eight social care charities are demanding better support for unpaid carers, as research suggests their mental and physical health is taking...

Free flu vaccinations for Welsh care home workers

Care home workers in Wales will join NHS staff in being offered free flu vaccinations this winter. Last winter there were 71 reported flu...

Harnessing the power of technology

Standing in the House of Commons fielding questions from opposition parties about what the government was going to do in the eventuality that homecare...

Quality staff vital for improving adult social care sector

Recruiting and retaining capable, valued and supported members of staff is critical to achieving high-quality care, a series of case studies has revealed. The Care...

Nutrition – homecare users at risk

Anna Cole-Bailey reports from the Homecare Research Forum’s Kings College event Older people receiving homecare are at risk of malnutrition because of pressures on workers’...

Iain Anderson appointed chair of Oakland Care

Care home operator Oakland Care has appointed the former chief executive of the National Fostering (NFA), Iain Anderson (pictured), as its chair. Last month Anderson...
Income growth at Jewish Care despite occupancy woes

Getting homecare right for BME communities

Homecare services are not fully meeting the cultural and religious needs of the UK’s diverse population, according to industry figures. Alistair Kleebauer takes a...

Fee freeze ‘insulting’ to care homes, says Care England 

Care England has told councils to take their legal duties seriously after some local authorities decided to freeze fees that are paid to care...

Homecare a gamble too far?

Sarah Whitebloom confronts the reasons that keep homecare off the books of investors. For all its financial woes, investors should be piling into homecare, shouldn’t...