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Care home operators reminded of legal obligations

Care home providers have been reminded of their obligation to comply with consumer law by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). As part of its...

Commission to explore role of technology in social care

The role of technology in a reformed social care system will be explored through a commission that has been set up by the Association...

Care groups seek clarity over guidance for visits

Representative bodies of providers want greater clarity from the government after it revised its stance on care home visiting. Care England said it was awaiting...

Directors involved in a ‘grim and deadly struggle’, ADASS president says

Leaders of adult social care services are engaged in a ‘grim and deadly struggle’ to sustain provision that has been long overdue for reform. Addressing...

Testing problems putting care providers under pressure

The rate of false positive Covid-19 test results is piling pressure on struggling care homes, the representative body for providers in Wales has said. A...

Immigration system to add further pressures on care sector, report finds

Almost 80% of people from the EU working in the care sector would have been found ineligible by the government’s planned points-based immigration system. A...

Organisations call for care home visits to continue

More than 60 care organisations have called on the government to ensure care homes are supported to enable visits during lockdown. In an open...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Care alliance calls for extra funds to support ‘forgotten frontline’

A cross-party alliance of more than 80 organisations and individuals are calling for a funding package and a fair wage deal for low​-paid staff in social care. The Future Social...

Regulator opts to freeze fees  

Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees charged to providers will not change next year – 2021/22. The scheme, which covers costs of regulation, will remain the...

Experiences of staff need to be heard, says Scottish Care

Scottish Care is calling for a more detailed report highlighting the experiences of people working in the sector after analysis showed dozens of Covid-positive...