Care in later life – Making the difficult choice between live-in care and a care home

Care in later life - Making the difficult choice between live-in care and a care home  One of the biggest…

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Posted on: 22nd September 2020

Social care only sector to see increase in CQC costs

Smaller community social care providers will see their regulatory fees decrease in 2018/19, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed. However, larger providers will pay more, in line with “agreed…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 2nd May 2018

Number of care homes not meeting “after-death fees” rules

A number of care home providers have yet to meet the requirements of proposed “after-death fees” rules, a Telegraph investigation has revealed. The newspaper found that just one of five…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 19th February 2018

CMA: Care home system cannot “continue to provide essential care” with current levels of funding

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that more care home closures are expected if Britain fails to bridge the gap between funding and spending. The competition watchdog called for “reform of the care…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 8th January 2018

Government waives financial penalties for care homes in “sleep-in” wage dispute

The Government has said it will waive the financial penalties faced by organisations found to have underpaid their workers for “sleep-in” shifts. It said this will not affect the arrears of wages to be received…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 23rd August 2017

Care homes urged to review fire safety procedures following Grenfell Tower disaster

More than 17,000 care homes and hospices have been urged to review their fire safety procedures following the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wrote to care providers…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 10th July 2017

Council-funded care homes dependent on private patients, says report

Care homes in England and Wales are left to bridge a shortfall in public funding of more than £1.3 billion to keep the sector alive, a market analyst has revealed.…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 13th March 2017

Care homes target of major HMRC pay investigation

Thousands of care workers have been reimbursed after a landmark investigation found that at least 130 care providers had underpaid staff. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reported that more than…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 20th January 2017

Council funding for fortunate care homes

A number of very fortunate care homes have received up to £150,000 in council funding in a bid to assist them in improving their in-home facilities. In early November last…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 11th January 2017

Smaller care homes fear insolvency under NLW increases

A new study suggests that a number of smaller care homes across the UK are buckling under mounting financial pressure…

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Care Homes
Posted on: 11th January 2017