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Care charity partners with tax scheme to support domiciliary workers

The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has partnered with Care Worker Tax Rebate to raise awareness among domiciliary staff who may be paying too much...

More than 70% of care workers paid less than real living wage

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of independent sector care workers in England were paid less than the real living wage (RLW), analysis has revealed. Research by Skills...

Safe visiting pilots in care homes to be launched

Family and friends of people living in care homes will be given regular testing as part of a pilot scheme to be launched today...

Support reduced or stopped for homecare users during pandemic

More than half of people receiving homecare had their support either reduced or stopped completely during the pandemic. A survey of both carers and care...

Councils concerned over investment in social care

Only one of England’s largest councils would be able to invest in adult social care over the next two years if extra funding is...

Data reveals ‘troubling’ impact of Covid on people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities were four times more likely to die because of Covid-19 than the rest of the population, data has revealed. The rate...

Care home fined £100,000 following assault on resident

A Surrey care home has been ordered to pay more than £125,000 at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court following an assault on a 92-year-old woman...

Care system ‘failing’ to prioritise the needs of children, says commissioner

A lack of planning and oversight of children’s social care is leading to an ‘increasingly fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational market’. This is the warning from...

VIDEO: Simon Parker speaks to Martin Warnes

In this episode Simon Parker, founder of the care management consultancy SP&P, speaks to Martin Warnes, director of Join Social Care. In this episode Simon...

Cost of care for self-funders growing at a faster rate

The cost of care for self-funders has grown at a faster rate than for publicly-funded residents in Scotland over the past 10 years. Census data...