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Mental health service faces prosecution

Vivo Care Choices ordered to pay more than £200,000

Vivo Care Choices Ltd has been ordered to pay almost £220,000 by magistrates, following an incident that left an 89-year-old woman injured.   The operator, which...

Wellbeing central to health and care workforce plan

The Welsh government has published a 10-year vision for its health and care workforce, with the wellbeing of workers central to the plan. Covering seven...

CQC calls for overhaul of care for people with learning disabilities

The CQC is calling for ‘fundamental change’ to the care of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions after a review into...

MPs urge government ‘to grasp the nettle’ on social care

The care market is at risk of ‘collapse’ due to a lack of funding in the system, which is having a negative impact on...

Younger starters attracted to the care sector, data reveals

The average age of care workers starting in the sector between March and August dropped to 31.5 years compared to 35 during the same...

‘Desperate’ carers concerned ahead of winter

Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives than before the lockdown. Carers UK found that, of the almost 6,000 carers...

‘Clear vision’ needed to tackle social care challenges

Social care needs a ‘clear vision’ supported by an integrated plan if the sector is going to meet its challenges. During an evidence session of...

Worries over infection control funding and access to PPE

Concerns are growing over whether the second round of infection control funds will be enough to last throughout winter, as well as access to...

Regulator calls for longstanding adult social care issues to be addressed

A deal for the care workforce that develops clear career progression and better recognises staff needs to be urgently addressed, the regulator’s State of...

LGA calls for support ahead of surge in demand for children’s services

The impact of Covid-19 could see more children needing care at a time when suitable placements are under pressure, especially for young people with...