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‘Stark mismatch in home care supply and demand,’ reports Homecare Association

Research shows nearly half of providers cannot meet demand, while others have insufficient work for ...
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Sector called out for ‘resistance’ to safety monitoring tech in care

'The resistance from certain agencies contradicts the principles of safeguarding and transparency that they are ...
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EXCLUSIVE: New care tech map answers all your questions about digital care suppliers

In recognition of the sometimes-confusing landscape of care tech, Bridgehead Communications has compiled the activities ...
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OPINION: Nugent CEO’s ‘cautious optimism’ for new Labour government

'The basics need to be done well before the grander-scale plans can be built on ...
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OPINION: Health and Care Worker visas – too much of a good thing?

Denise Osterwald, legal director for law firm Birketts, weighs up the debate on using international ...
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Which small care home group is dominating UK social media space?

Bridgehead Communications has unveiled the 2024 edition of its annual 'Social Media Power List'.
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BREAKING NEWS: Britain welcomes new PM Keir Starmer as Labour wins election

The new PM said: 'It feels good, I have to be honest. Four and a ...
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Over 1 in 50 Brits provides more than 50 hours of unpaid care a week

The North of England is hit worst, with around 3% of people giving over 50 ...
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Public trust in parties’ ability to reform social care ‘in tatters’

The proportion of voters who think Labour and the Liberal Democrats are taking social care ...
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Sector reacts to Ian Trenholm’s sudden departure from CQC

Commentators have called the move at once 'swift' and 'a long time coming' amid difficult ...
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Health and social care sector has lowest redundancy rate in UK

Data from Money.co.uk shows that there were only 12,000 redundancies in health and care in ...
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Parties accused of ‘conspiracy of silence’ around plans for public spending

The UK is set to hold its General Election on 4 July, with almost all ...
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One in six Brits will not vote because of physical or mental health conditions

'Too many people feel excluded from voting because it’s not made accessible to them,' said ...
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‘Little detail and no timetable’: Care sector reacts to Labour manifesto

'There is real concern that the urgency for reform is not picked up in this ...
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Tories lambasted for manifesto’s ‘meagre 13 lines’ on social care

Martin Green, Vic Rayner and Karolina Gerlich have their say on the Conservative Party's 'disappointing' ...
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Martin Green ‘welcomes’ Labour’s plan to wean care sector off foreign staff reliance

Labour last week revealed plans to reduce the health and care sector's reliance on international ...
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Two thirds of health and care workers want NHS-style National Care Service from next government

The results also showed 46% of respondents plan to vote Labour in the election, while ...
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EDITOR’S LETTER: The root of the problem

Editor Sam Lewis discusses the news that retirement may cost Brits over £1 million, and ...
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Brits need ‘seriously large pension pot’ if they want ‘comfortable’ retirement, data shows

The data sheds light on the problems facing the UK's ageing population and the care ...
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‘Put dementia on the agenda,’ demands Dementia UK in election manifesto

'The number of people living with dementia is set to increase to over one million ...
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EXCLUSIVE: CQC single assessment framework – ‘progress or paralysis’?

While the principles behind the assessment reforms are valid, the delivery runs the risk of ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Care sector needs more than politicians ‘throwing money’ at it, says Nadra Ahmed

'Investment in one part of the system without the other renders it futile,' said the ...
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EXCLUSIVE: What Netflix’s Sex Education teaches us about living with a disability

Learning disability charity HFT explains how this storyline aligns with the social model of disability ...
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Health and care visa applications plummet over 75% after UK bans dependants

While January-April saw almost 51,000 applications in 2023, the same period this year resulted in ...
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The care management platform working with providers to achieve digital transformation

In light of Log my Care’s recent fundraising success, CEO Sam Hussain reflects on the ...
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Over 28,000 older people died waiting for care last year, Age UK data shows

Data reflects 'a social care system in which long waits have become a common experience', ...
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Legal and regulatory: Prosecutions on the rise

With the Care Quality Commission’s new Single Assessment Framework in full swing, Amanda Narkiewicz, partner ...
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Legal
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Fixing dangerous homes would deliver social care savings

Fixing the dangerous homes lived in by older people would save the NHS and the ...
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Research
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Study unable to explain why county had high care home Covid death rate

A study has been unable to explain why Bath & North East Somerset Council had ...
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Research
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Potential modern slavery victims rise 30% in care sector

The number of potential victims of modern slavery in the care sector rose by 30% ...
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Staffing
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Care home staff and residents need ‘family’ bonds to thrive

Care home residents receive better care when they enjoy ‘family’ bonds with staff, according to ...
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Research
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Hospice finances worst in 20 years

Hospice sector finances are at their worst for 20 years with providers facing a collective ...
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Surveys
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Providers warn of loss of overseas workers due to increased red tape

Campaigners have warned that a loss of overseas workers due to increased red tape could ...
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Staffing
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Macc Care celebrates being rated top mid-sized care group

Macc Care group has celebrated being rated one of the top mid-sized care groups in ...
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Business
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Hft launches roadmap to ensure learning disabled adults are not forgotten

Hft has launched a long-term strategy to ensure learning disabled adults are not forgotten and ...
3 months
Surveys
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Public satisfaction with social care hits new low

Public satisfaction with social care has dropped to its lowest ever level, a survey has ...
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Carterwood recognised for embracing sustainable practices

Carterwood has been recognised for using business as a force for good and embracing sustainable ...
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Research
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Bidfresh reveals key fresh food trends

Fresh food supplier Bidfresh has published its latest Fresh Trends Report.
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Catering
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A third of councils failing to plan for senior housing

Almost a third (32%) of local authorities have no clear policies in place to support ...
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Research
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Government falling short on social care, MPs’ report says

The government is falling short on its promise to “fix the crises in social care”, ...
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Research
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Billion pound cost of ambulance falls call-outs revealed

Almost £1 billion has been spent on ambulance calls for falls over the past four ...
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Clinical
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ARC England members call for minimum 12% fee uplift

ARC England members are calling for a minimum 12% fee uplift in 2024-25 to cover ...
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Research
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Public more likely to provide feedback on commercial products than care services, finds CQC research

People are more likely to provide feedback about commercial services and products than their experiences ...
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Social care under ‘intense pressure’ and in need of reform, report finds

The social care system is under intense pressure and in need of urgent reform, according ...
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Most care homes closed by CQC are for-profit, research finds

Almost all care homes forced to close by the CQC in England are run on ...
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Research
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MPs and public back social care pay parity with the NHS

A new report has revealed strong backing among MPs and the general public for social ...
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Surveys
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Older people’s right to liberty not being protected in care homes, says Age UK

The right to liberty of older people with diminished capacity in care homes is in ...
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Research
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More people prepared for their funeral than later life care

More people are prepared for their own funeral than for their later life care, a ...
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Carers not meeting patients’ needs due to poor incontinence products

Almost half (49%) of nurses and carers polled are not meeting the needs of their ...
5 months
Research
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Report calls for radical shift to caring closer to home

A major new report has called for a radical shift in the health and care ...
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Policy & Politics
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SURVEY: How will immigration changes affect your care business?

A new survey led by Immtell and Tier Resources International, in partnership with Caring Times, ...
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Times Health Commission calls for National Care System

A year-long commission set up to address the most urgent challenges facing health and social ...
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Research
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Research shows sharp rise in international students moving into care

New research has revealed a sixfold rise in the number of international students coming into ...
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Research
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Research highlights ‘dehumanising’ of care during Covid

Academic research has highlighted how care home residents were “dehumanised” and felt “imprisoned” during the ...
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Families provide more support for older relatives in winter

Almost half of people in England increase the assistance they provide older relatives during the ...
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Social care system in sustained crisis despite ‘record government investment’, report finds

Financial and workforce pressures are forcing adult social care providers to turn down new admissions ...
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Christie & Co reports ‘robust’ deal volumes and more care home closures

Christie & Co has reported “robust” deal volumes along with a rise in care homes ...
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Covid review calls for greater protection of care homes

A Covid review commissioned by the Isle of Man government has called for great protection ...
6 months
Policy & Politics
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Alantra Specialist Care Fast 50: Top 10 exceed 30% annual growth

Alantra Specialist Care Fast 50 data show a remarkable resilience among specialist adult care providers ...
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Opinion
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Over a quarter of carers suffer bad or very bad mental health, report finds

Over a quarter (27%) of carers suffer bad or very bad mental health new research ...
8 months
Surveys
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Private equity ditching social care for “hotter” sectors 

Private equity appears to be shifting its focus away from the social and home-based care ...
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Care homes down by a fifth in Scotland in last decade

The number of care homes for adults in Scotland has declined by a fifth over ...
8 months
Research
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Care home sector remains resilient – Knight Frank report

UK care home operators have seen a 3% rise in occupancy levels, with several operators ...
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Home-based intermediate care investment could save £1bn a year, say councils

A billion pounds could be saved each year by returning people to their own homes ...
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Research
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Homecare Association calls for £2bn per year to address home care deficit

The Homecare Association has called on the government to invest an additional £2 billion each ...
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Research
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Positive outlook for seniors housing

Knight Frank has published its ‘Seniors housing annual review 2022-24’, which contains positive indicators following ...
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Research
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Health and social care make up one in six scale-ups

One in six scale-ups (17%) in the UK come from the health and social care ...
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Research
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Chief medical officer highlights timebomb of ageing demographic in rural and coastal areas

The increasing healthcare needs of elderly populations concentrated in coastal and rural areas has been ...
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Clinical
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Hot spots for over 65s living in care homes revealed

Worthing in West Sussex has the highest percentage of over 65s living in care homes ...
8 months
Research
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One in seven over 60s would resist moving into a care home, poll finds

One in seven of the over 60s would resist moving into a care home, a ...
8 months
Surveys
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Social care needs assessment requests more than double, charity reveals

The number of requests for social care needs assessment advice has more than doubled over ...
9 months
Research
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Skills for Care announces workforce strategy for social care as ‘green shoots’ surface  

Skills for Care has announced plans to develop a 15-year workforce strategy for adult social ...
9 months
Research
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OSJCT welcomes South Korean land and housing delegation

Dan Hayes, chief executive of The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT),  has led ...
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Research
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Attracting younger workers key to future of social care

A new report has highlighted the urgent need to bring young, skilled workers into social ...
9 months
Research
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Christie & Co reviews UK healthcare market

Business property advisor, Christie & Co has launched its ‘Care market review 2023’ report, which ...
9 months
Research
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Over seven in ten back mandatory CCTV in care homes, Signature poll shows

Over seven in ten (71%) people favour making CCTV mandatory in care homes, a poll ...
9 months
Surveys
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Research recommends regular creative activities for care home residents

A four-year research arts project has recommended empowering care home staff to provide regular creative ...
9 months
Research
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Council petitions residents’ views on supported living services

A survey has been launched seeking residents’ views on supported living services in Cornwall.
9 months
Surveys
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Campaign highlights how data is driving change in social care

Skills for Care is highlighting how data is helping make decisions and shape policy in ...
9 months
Research
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University studies impact of natural sounds on care home residents

Charity Lilian Faithfull Care is working with the University of Gloucestershire to explore whether the ...
10 months
Research
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Social care needs £8bn to keep pace with demand over next decade, says report

Social care needs an investment of £8.3 billion to keep pace with demand over the ...
10 months
Policy & Politics
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Public supports care home staff pay parity with the NHS

Almost three-quarters (71%) of UK adults believe care home staff should have pay parity with ...
10 months
Policy & Politics
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Late payments by NHS and local authorities threaten home care providers

Late payment of invoices by the NHS and local authorities along with a reduction in ...
10 months
Research
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Kingsley Healthcare ranked best UK employer for work wellbeing

Kingsley Healthcare has been ranked the best UK employer for wellbeing in a prestigious inaugural ...
10 months
Surveys
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Study sheds new light on care home staff experiences during pandemic

A new report has shed light on the challenging and difficult experiences of care home ...
10 months
Research
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Right support can cut avoidable falls in the home by over two-thirds

Having the right support in place can cut the number of avoidable falls in the ...
10 months
Research
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Coalition report calls for substantial new investment in social care

A major report by a coalition of former health and care ministers, employers and UNISON ...
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Research
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UK ‘sick man of Europe’ for health and social care, report finds

The UK lags behind its international peers for dementia, cancer and mental health care, according ...
10 months
Research
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UNISON launches social care pay survey as part of National Care Service campaign

A survey of social care pay rates has been launched by UNISON as part of ...
10 months
Surveys
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Health and social care sector shows most growth

The health and social care sector is the highest growing industry in the UK, analysis ...
10 months
Research
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Scotland’s care workforce grows by 1.5% in 2022

Scotland care workforce grew by 1.5% to 211,510 in 2022, a new report has revealed.
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Research
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Registered social services workforce grows 2.5% in Scotland

The number of registered social care workers in Scotland grew by 2.5% between April 2022 ...
11 months
Research
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TUC calls for care workforce strategy to tackle recruitment crisis

The TUC has called for a comprehensive strategy for the care workforce in England after ...
11 months
Research
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Carebase tops social media power list for mid-sized care home groups

Southeast and East Anglia operator Carebase has topped a social media power list for mid-sized ...
11 months
Research
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Government seeks views on working in adult social care

Social care staff are being asked to share their experiences of working in care as ...
11 months
Staffing
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Seniors care building up future problems

Knight Frank analyses the development landscape last year and offers forecasts of future delivery.
12 months
Research
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Labour shortages drive ‘alarming increase’ in modern slavery cases in care sector

Labour shortages are driving an “alarming increase” in reported modern slavery cases in the care ...
12 months
Research
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Hundreds stuck in hospital due to lack of care home beds

Hundreds of people are stuck in hospital due to a lack of available care home ...
12 months
Research
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Private equity healthcare ownership leads to higher costs and worse care, study finds

A global study has found private equity ownership of healthcare services, including hospitals and nursing ...
12 months
Finance
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Adept Care Homes tops social media power list for small care home groups

Leicestershire based Adept Care Homes has topped a social media survey of small care home ...
12 months
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