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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,...

Westward Care Homes acquired

Specialist care provider Westward Care Homes Limited in Norfolk has been acquired by National Care Group. Its two homes, Westward Farm and Westward Barns near...

CQC pauses non-urgent inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has paused some routine inspections this month in response to increased pressure on the health and care system and...

Department of Health renamed

The Department of Health has been renamed the Department of Health and Social Care, following the cabinet reshuffle on Monday 8 January. Health secretary Jeremy...

£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...

Three new non-executive board members at CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the appointment of three non-executive board members by the Secretary of State for Health. Sir John Oldham,...

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...

Transforming care a progress report

Six years after the Winterbourne View scandal Alistair Kleebauer provides an update Progress in moving people with learning disabilities and/or autism from institutional care into...

Only the Brave?

Chief executive of Eden Futures Andew Lennox give his view on the state of the UK specialist care market In recent months (if not years)...

Older age and end of life care for people with learning disabilities

Emma Dent looks at the lack of specialist care services for people approaching and in their later years of life People with learning disabilities are...