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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bidfresh reveals key fresh food trends

Fresh food supplier Bidfresh has published its latest Fresh Trends Report.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Attracting younger workers key to future of social care

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

Business property advisor, Christie & Co has launched its ‘Care market review 2023’ report, which ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
9 months
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Seniors care building up future problems

Knight Frank analyses the development landscape last year and offers forecasts of future delivery.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Migrant workers play key role in increasing social care workforce

Overseas recruitment played a key role in returning the adult social care workforce to growth ...
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Age UK calls for shift to early intervention health and social care for older people

A new Age UK report has called for a “big shift” towards early intervention, joined ...
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Researchers seek older LGBTQ+ people for care study

Researchers are recruiting older LGBTQ+ people with experience of the adult social care system to ...
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Care home workforce fell by 4% due to mandatory Covid vaccination, research finds

England’s care home workforce declined by up to 4%, or 19,000, due to mandatory Covid ...
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Second edition of social care recruitment and retention bestseller launched

A second edition has been published of a seminal recruitment and retention handbook for social ...
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UK had one of the largest rises in death rates in Europe during Covid

The UK had one of the biggest rises in death rates in Europe during the ...
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Social care waiting lists fall but remain far too high, ADASS warns

Social care waiting lists have fallen from a high watermark of half a million thanks ...
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LNT Care Developments leads elderly care home development in 2022

LNT Care Developments was the most active elderly care home developer for the second year ...
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Austerity left UK ‘hugely unprepared’ for pandemic, says TUC

Years of austerity left the UK “hugely unprepared” for the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report ...
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Over half home care providers delivering less care despite rising demand

Over half of home care providers delivered less care despite increasing demand, new research has ...
1 year
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Open University research toolkit aims to revolutionise older people’s care

A new research toolkit from The Open University aims to transform the well-being of older ...
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Care home residents denied healthcare access by ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

Care home residents are being denied access to healthcare due to the incorrect us of ...
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Anti-slavery report shows ‘huge increase’ in potential victims in care sector

New figures from anti-slavery charity Unseen have revealed a “huge increase” in potential victims in ...
1 year
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Knight Frank reports first drop in care home supply as demand continues to rise

Global property advisor Knight Frank has reported the supply of care home beds fell for ...
1 year
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Covid pandemic exposed structural weaknesses in social care, report finds

A damning report has revealed how structural weaknesses and neglect left social care exposed to ...
1 year
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Alzheimer’s Research UK hails ‘incredibly encouraging’ drug trial

A US Alzheimer’s drug trial which slowed clinical decline by over a third has been ...
1 year
Dementia Care
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‘We’ve run out of road’, ADASS report calls for action to save social care

A roadmap to transform adult social care in England has been published by the Association ...
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Research reveals public lack of trust in care homes

New research has revealed that half of the UK public fear their family will not ...
1 year
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Care UK research reveals dementia misconceptions

A fifth of adults wrongly believe Alzheimer’s and dementia are the same thing, according to ...
1 year
Dementia Care
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EXCLUSIVE: Average CQC fine increased by 242% post-pandemic, new analysis reveals

The healthcare watchdog is prosecuting and fining care homes and registered providers more now than ...
1 year
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Over 800 care homes sign up to partnership to tackle infections

Over care homes have already signed up to a new partnership designed to tackle infections ...
1 year
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Research reveals harmful impact of care home evictions

New research from King’s College London has revealed the harmful impact on families whose relatives ...
1 year
Regulation & Inspection
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MPs warn against ‘command and control’ approach to integrated care

An MPs committee report has expressed concern that the success of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) ...
1 year
Policy & Politics
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Taxpayers’ millions spent on underperforming care homes

Five leading care home providers are around £150 million a year in council fees for ...
1 year
Business
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Over two-thirds of workforce wants to remain in social care

Over two-thirds (69%) of the social care workforce intend to remain in the sector, new ...
1 year
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A third of adult social care providers have considered exiting the market

A third of adult social care providers have considering existing the market due to financial ...
1 year
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Care home occupancy continues recovery from pandemic levels

Care home occupancy continued its recovery from pandemic levels in 2022, according to the latest ...
1 year
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Research reveals worrying drop in ‘deskless’ workers job satisfaction

Over a third (37%) of workers in ‘deskless’ industries, including care, think their employee experience ...
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Research reveals 2,000 people in inappropriate care settings

Care England has called on the government to fix social care after a new report ...
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Southeast has most Inadequate care homes, new research finds

The Southeast has the most Inadequate care homes in England new analysis of CQC ratings ...
1 year
Regulation & Inspection
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Care home market shrinks for the first time in three years

New research has revealed the care home market for older people in England shrank for ...
1 year
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Poll finds public ‘generally negative’ towards social care services

The public are generally negative towards social care services and there is strong support for ...
1 year
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New framework to help build-up skills in AI and digital healthcare tech

A new framework document has been published by Health Education England to help develop health ...
1 year
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Change needed to make care inclusive for trans and gender diverse people

Credit: Hospice UK/Soofiya Palliative and end of life care services providers should develop a robust ...
1 year
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Hft to launch landmark report at Care England Conference

National learning disabilities care provider, Hft, will launch its annual Sector Pulse Check report at ...
1 year
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Call for social care wage floor at £2 above the minimum wage

A new report has called for a social care wage floor set at £2 above ...
1 year
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Rise in self-funders drives £100 increase in weekly care home fees

Higher self-funder intakes have driven a £100 rise in weekly care home fees over the ...
1 year
Business
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Three in five ‘deskless’ workers say ‘pandemic hangover’ stifling growth

Three in five (59%) ‘deskless’ workers, including care staff, say a ‘pandemic hangover’ is stifling ...
1 year
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Vision set out for a high quality and sustainable health and care system

A joint vision for a high quality and sustainable health and care system has been ...
1 year
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Report calls for immediate pay rise for social care workforce and parity with NHS

A new report has called for an immediate pay rise for the social care workforce ...
1 year
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