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Relationship between social care and health ‘muddled’, says care minister

Social care and health services should no longer be working in isolation as the relationship between the two ‘often gets muddled’, care minister Caroline Dinenage...

Dementia patients trial virtual reality headsets

Patients with dementia are trialling virtual reality headsets as part of a research project between specialist mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare and the...
Immigration rethink needed, Scottish Care leader tells MPs

Radical reform of homecare needed, says Scottish Care

Scottish Care has outlined steps it says need to be urgently taken to avoid the homecare sector in Scotland reaching ‘collapse’. In a report, 12...

Significant rise in cash needed to fund social care

Social care funding will need to increase by 3.9% a year to meet the needs of an ageing population and a rising number of...

£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...

Impact Healthcare REIT grows portfolio

Impact Healthcare REIT has bought two care homes for £8.3m, totalling 138 beds. Carnbroe Care Centre, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, has 74 beds including specialist...

Antipsychotic drugs being inappropriately prescribed, finds report

Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being used in care home settings to ‘manage’ challenging behaviour of people with dementia, a report by a National Assembly...

HC-One tight-lipped over sale report

HC-One is remaining tight-lipped over a report that the company is up for sale. According to the Financial Times, the provider, which has more than...

Four Seasons agrees restructuring deal

Four Seasons Health Care Group has entered into a restructuring agreement with its principal bond holder H/2 Capital Partners. The deal will see ownership of...

HC-One to sell ‘small number’ of homes bought from Bupa

HC-One is in the process of trying to offload a ‘small number’ of care homes it bought from Bupa last year. The company said that...