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    Care crisis as care home occupancy rates are the highest levels ever recorded

    Care crisis as care home occupancy rates are the highest levels ever recorded

    Care home occupancy rates are at the highest levels ever recorded after a sixth consecutive year of increase and combined with another year of a net loss in the number of homes and beds, with 267 homes and 6,028 beds lost by the middle of 2018 already, the UK care home industry is facing an […]

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care operators should review their contracts and practices, now

    Care operators should review their contracts and practices, now

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) final guidance on care contracts and consumer law obligations is expected to be published in mid-October. The guidance will, says law firm Royds Withy King, have wide-reaching implications for care homes and care providers, requiring them to review the way they operate in terms of admissions procedures, marketing, and […]

    28th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report on adult social care-Winter crisis, new challenges and opportunities for care sector

    Report on adult social care-Winter crisis, new challenges and opportunities for care sector

    Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has published its fourth annual report on adult social care. The report highlights the sector’s continued funding and staffing challenges, as well as the causes and impacts of winter 2017/18 which saw unprecedented levels of pressure on NHS hospital trusts, with 24 trusts reporting a ‘Code Black’ state […]

    28th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sutton-in-Ashfield care home staff delighted with CQC inspection

    Sutton-in-Ashfield care home staff delighted with CQC inspection

    Kingfisher Court the luxury residential and dementia care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Inspectors made the unannounced visit on 20th June (the report was released on 16th August) and rated the home, operated by Oakdale Care Group, as Outstanding in the areas of Effective, Caring and […]

    11th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Milford Care Residents Take Part in Dementia Design Exhibition

    Milford Care Residents Take Part in Dementia Design Exhibition

    A design student from Birmingham University has been working with the staff and residents at Spencer Grove Care Home in Belper to create an amazing design project focussed on design and dementia.   Ellie Stanton, textiles, print and surface design student has been selected to display her work, alongside 16 other students at London’s New […]

    7th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Call to Action needed as leading experts slam current diabetes care in UK care homes

    Call to Action needed as leading experts slam current diabetes care in UK care homes

    Diabetes care in nursing homes still remains “fragmented” and urgent steps need to be taken to restore the “health and dignity” of older people, leading experts have said.   A review of multiple studies carried out across 25 years involving residents with diabetes has slammed care home provision saying that care homes “often do not […]

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives

    Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, supported Alzheimer’s Society in its  commitment to making a difference to people’s lives during Dementia Action Week. This year’s campaign not only served to raise awareness and educate people about living with dementia, but also demonstrated how small actions can have a big impact when it comes to […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    The Care Provider Alliance brings together the main national associations representing social care in England. The Alliance is calling on adult social care providers, from small local services to large national organisations, to share their experience of and views about engagement with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). STPs bring together health and care services in […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Healthcare Homes Group celebrates its staff with annual awards

    Healthcare Homes Group celebrates its staff with annual awards

    Healthcare Homes Group, which provides residential and domiciliary care services, has hosted its inaugural Star Awards to recognise the efforts of its staff and to celebrate excellence across its organisation. In total, nine awards were presented to staff who have consistently performed and were recognised by their peers for their ongoing commitment.   The awards, […]

    3rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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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