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Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Are you looking to get on the radar of your local schools, colleges and University? January is the perfect time to do this, as students start to make decisions about their careers or further education. One way to do this is by joining I Care…Ambassadors. This initiative is facilitated by Skills for Care, and supports […]

28th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

The care homes sector is worth around £15.9 billion a year in the UK, with around 410,000 residents. The report calculates that there are around 5,500 different providers in the UK operating 11,300 care homes for the elderly. Around 95% of their beds are provided by the independent sector (both for-profit and charitable providers). Local […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Care sector continues to provide income, fee challenges and opportunities in equal measure

Care sector continues to provide income, fee challenges and opportunities in equal measure

Colliers International’s latest edition of its Healthcare Market Review reveals that in the last twelve months, the sector has continued to provide occupancy, income and fee challenges and opportunities in equal measure however overall, the healthcare investment market is still attracting great interest. In contrast to the more positive pattern of recent years, there have […]

23rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England warns about CQC next phase

Care England warns about CQC next phase

The closing date has now passed for the Care Quality Commission’s recent consultation on their next phase of regulation. This was the second consultation on proposed changes to the way the CQC regulate health and adult social care services. They asked for views on how the CQC should respond to our changing society and the […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

The recent election campaign showed the importance of social care to the electorate.  However, with the risk of a long-term solution to social care funding becoming a political issue that is too hot to handle for a minority Government, United Kingdom Homecare Association and its members have produced the following open letter to the Prime […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
New Northwich care home residents defy Storm Doris

New Northwich care home residents defy Storm Doris

In light of the recent torrential weather, two residents at Lostock Lodge Care Home in Northwich have defied the rain and started their own gardening club! Colin & Dave (pictured) have been getting very green fingered recently and have been planting lots of different shrubberies and plants! Spread over three floors, Lostock Lodge is registered […]

10th March 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Grasp the nettle of social care funding’ says care group

‘Grasp the nettle of social care funding’ says care group

The Independent Care Group says a recent report, by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, was the final wake up call to a situation which is leaving people without the daily care they need. Politicians from all sides are calling for a health and care tax to properly fund NHS care and social care […]

19th September 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 103 reports the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 72 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been […]

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