Which? says half of large care providers have a quarter of homes below standard

Half of England’s large-scale providers of care homes for older people have at least a quarter of their homes rated Inadequate or Requires Improvement...

Ombudsman reminds councils to be clear on care home costs

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has reminded councils across England that they must give families placing relatives in care homes accurate information...

Glenholme Healthcare Group moves into elderly care

Glenholme Healthcare Group is planning to build a ‘multi-million pound’ residential care facility as part of a new move into the elderly care market. The learning...

Impact REIT acquires North East portfolio

Real estate investment trust Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired a portfolio of three care homes in the North-East of England from developer and operator...

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,...

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...

Failings in disability care for young

An inquiry into the care of disabled children and young people by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has learned that some service users and their families found accessing services challenging.

Round-up of selected new developments, openings and closures

Community Care Market News (News) October 2004 Cornwall Care has added a specialist dementia wing to one of its eighteen homes. The...

Round up of selected new developments, openings and closures

Community Care Market News (News) August 2004 Bank of Scotland has provided a £1.1m funding package to private owners to develop a...

Poor IT infrastructure hits single assessment progress

Community Care Market News (News) July 2004 The implementation of the single assessment process (SAP) for older people is being held back...