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Inconsistencies evident when young people leave care, inspection finds

Support for young people leaving care could be better managed, a report looking into children’s services at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has concluded. Based...

Care2Connect snaps up Brooker Care

West Sussex homecare provider Care2Connect has bought Brooker Care - the East Grinstead-based service for an undisclosed sum. Brooker Care, which employs 25 members of...

Hancock told to ‘grasp the social care challenge’

NHS Confederation leaders have written to new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock urging him to create integrated services as well as introduce...

Vacancy rate falls among care providers

The staff vacancy rate among care providers has gradually dropped during the pandemic from 8.3% pre-Covid-19 to 6.6% in June. A reduction in demand for...

Former health secretary calls for integrated care in digital age

In an era of ‘digital exchange and artificial intelligence’ there can be no reason why people using the health and care system should suffer...

Funds provided for follow-on care costs after hospital discharge

Older people and those with disabilities needing additional follow-on care after being discharged from hospital will be supported by a £588m fund. From September, the...

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...

England the ‘poor man’ when funding care, says report

England’s social care system is lagging other countries that have introduced ‘significant’ reforms to fund people’s long-term care, a report commissioned by Age UK...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Assessment delays leaving children and young people at risk, Care Inspectorate finds

Signs of risk and neglect are not being recognised consistently by Scottish agencies leading to interventions not happening early enough to protect children and...
Care worker’s lacking ‘collective voice’, report finds

Care work’s poor public image needs urgent attention, say MPs

Reversing the poor public image that care work has is urgently needed to help boost recruitment and retention across the sector, which is in...