Up to 627,000 extra social care staff will be needed to improve services and meet need by 2031, according to a report by the Health Foundation.
Trade body Care England has submitted written evidence to the Treasury’s comprehensive spending review emphasising the need for the government to act immediately in order to stabilise the sector or “face serious and far reaching consequences”.
National Care Forum is looking for care homes in London, Leicestershire and Norfolk to take part in a research project to improve staff flu jab rates.
Care provider The Abbeyfield Society has appointed Paul Tennant as its new chief executive, effective from January 2022.
The National Care Forum (NCF) has called for urgent government support for social care ahead of a key deadline for sector funding.
A study investigating infection prevention control (IPC) measures in care homes for older adults has revealed how to make post-Covid improvements.
Emergency measures must be put in place to ensure that social care staff get fuel for their cars so that they can continue to provide vital support to disabled and older people, according to Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
Care home construction specialist Savista Developments has acquired a two-acre site in the Berkshire village of Sonning for a new 72-bed development.
The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the best way to support people who live in adult care homes to maintain connections with family and friends.
New care provider Principle Care Homes says it is keen to avoid the “somewhat formulaic” approach to building and operating luxury facilities as it revealed plans for homes in Hampshire and Essex.
The number of job vacancies in the social care sector has increased by 84 per cent compared to August 2020, according to data from UK jobs site Totaljobs.
Greensleeves Care has appointed former Dormy Care Communities sales and marketing head Wendy Westbury to its senior leadership team as director of business development.
A north Welsh care home group has been granted permission by a leading dementia organisation to establish an all-inclusive support service to those living with dementia and their families, the first such scheme within nursing homes in Wales.
Paintings in Hospitals is to collaborate with Four Seasons Health Care on a digital art project to bring culture and creativity into the daily lives of thousands of care home residents and care staff.
VAT Solutions is to host a webinar on 28 September to inform care providers about the benefits and considerations of VAT group registration.
Leading social care organisations have written to the government urging immediate support to address “serious staffing shortages” being experienced across the sector.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has appointed four social care experts to advise on its adult social care commission.
Scottish care home operator Mansfield Care is to invest up to £10m with the launch of its 60-bed Haddington facility in East Lothian - its biggest project to date.
A Cambridgeshire care and rehab community has buried a time capsule in its grounds that contains items and stories from the coronavirus pandemic – enabling people in 2046 to acknowledge and reflect on a challenging period for the social care sector.
Scottish provider Blackwood Homes and Care is to trial the use of a remotely-operated robot to give check-ups to care home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.