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Care England announces date of Judicial Review against Essex County Council

Care England announces date of Judicial Review against Essex County Council

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has announced that the date for the hearing of its Judicial Review (JR) against Essex County Council regarding inadequate fee rates for the care of older people living in care homes has been set for 7th November 2017. Professor Martin Green OBE, […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

Thousands of older people and their families could potentially be hit with unexpected care home bills and find themselves tied into unfair contracts; Says research by Which?     Which? has analysed 100 care home websites and has found that 86 provided no pricing information, 91 offered no detail on any charges made ​in addition […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Worcestershire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after a care home it contracted with charged a vulnerable dementia patient for care it could not prove it had provided. The woman had been placed in Haresbrook Park care home owned and operated by Capital Care Group when she was […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England secures Judicial Review against Essex County Council challenging care home fees

Care England secures Judicial Review against Essex County Council challenging care home fees

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, despite opposition from Essex Council, has obtained the Court’s permission to proceed with its Judicial Review proceedings against Essex County Council challenging the fee rates its pays to independent care home providers.   Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:  “Care […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef.  Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Citizens Advice responds to launch of CMA investigation into care homes

Citizens Advice responds to launch of CMA investigation into care homes

Citizens Advice has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) market study into the care and nursing home market.   The national charity called for the CMA to investigate the care home market after its research found people were getting shock bills, having as little as a week’s notice about fees going up, and paying […]

2nd December 2016 | By | Reply More
New guide helps cut through the confusion of funding care

New guide helps cut through the confusion of funding care

Meeting the challenge of successfully funding the cost of full-time residential care placements can be a daunting and emotional journey for many people. Despite ongoing reforms, clearly understanding how much you are likely to pay and what you could be entitled to remains confusing and can depend on a lot of different factors such as […]

20th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Securing fairer fees for continuing healthcare

Securing fairer fees for continuing healthcare

Monitor has agreed to conduct an inquiry into whether Gateshead CCG followed the application of the rules within the National Tariff with respect to the fees it pays for CHC funded residents in care homes.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England said:   “The National Tariff rules for the setting of […]

10th October 2014 | By | Reply More
What do people really expect from care providers?

What do people really expect from care providers?

A report released today is calling on individuals, commissioners and the government to take greater responsibility with respect to elderly care funding to help avoid a care crisis. This move is backed by champion of the elderly, Esther Rantzen, Katherine Murphy, CEO of the Patients Association, and by Ros Altman, the Government’s Older Workers’ Business […]

16th September 2014 | By | Reply More
Care planning need not be complex with a care broker

Care planning need not be complex with a care broker

A glimpse into the future of social care planning For people involved in the care sector, the consensus of opinion is now well established that it is essential to put people with long-term health conditions at the centre of their own care planning. In this way people are able to choose and “commission” the services […]

5th September 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Partnership comments on Ready for Ageing manifesto

Partnership comments on Ready for Ageing manifesto

The Ready for Ageing Alliance has set out an eleven point prescription to help individuals prepare for ageing.  Mark Stoppard, Head of Product Development at Partnership, comments:   “While in an ideal world, people would be fully prepared for retirement with an adequate pension pot, excellent health and no debts, we all know that this […]

27th August 2014 | By | Reply More
Part Exchange deals designed for the Care Home Sector

Part Exchange deals designed for the Care Home Sector

      When a prospective customer is informed that there is a now a vacancy at your care home, it’s possible that they’ll first need to sell their home in order to secure their place and fund their future care. However, selling property on the open market is both stressful and prone to delays; […]

1st August 2014 | By | Reply More
Local Authorities paying care home fees well below recommended £600 per week

Local Authorities paying care home fees well below recommended £600 per week

Disparity in funding for Residential Care Ranges From £597.87  To £326.45 GMB Congress told If £600 per week is what is needed to provide decent care for our elderly and vulnerable, provided by fairly paid staff, then that is what should be paid and  Government must provide councils with the resources to do so says GMB. GMB Congress in Nottingham was told […]

18th June 2014 | By | Reply More
Home care can cost far more than living in a care home with 24 hour support

Home care can cost far more than living in a care home with 24 hour support

New analysis reveals that providing just a few hours of care visits a day for elderly people in their own homes may be costing the taxpayer more than it would to provide around the clock care in a care home. If the person has a need for more complex nursing care needs or they are […]

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