Homecare services in Scotland worried for fate

The terms and inadequate funding levels attached to many local authority contracts in Scotland are discouraging homecare services from applying for local authority contracts,...

£6.7m acquisition of five specialist supported living properties

Civitas Social Housing has purchased five specialist supported living and residential care properties for a total sum of £6.7m. The portfolio consists of four residential...

More funding for social care would reduce NHS pressures – LGA

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 care...

ADASS calls for £1bn to stabilise social care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has urged the government to provide £1bn of emergency social care funding to councils in...

Corporate disposals are small operators’ gains

The care sector remains a challenging but attractive marketplace for investor, especially those  with experience and capital, Christie + Co has concluded in its...

Dementia guide for PLD

A best practice guide on dementia for providers of learning disability services has been published by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, the Alzheimer’s Society...

Corbyn care policy ‘economically illiterate’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to put failing care homes back into public ownership if the party came into power. In a speech...

Councils given green light to raise social care precept by up to 3%

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that local authorities will be able to raise an extra £208m through the social care precept in 2017/18...

Mastering an objective view in a sea of subjectivity

As LaingBuisson embarks upon launching a new consumer-facing website which enables users to better understand who the best long term care providers are, Lisa de...

CMA launches care home review

Following concerns about breaches in consumer law, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a review of care homes for the elderly. The study...