Caring Times Extra


Turn back homecare clock, says the GMB union

Caring Times, May 2017

GMB London, the union for care workers, commented on the BBC Panorama investigation that a funding squeeze has seen care contracts cancelled with 95 councils.

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Changes to Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DoLS)

Caring Times, May 2017

Provider representative body Care England has welcomed the changes that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into the death of every... Read More »


Councils should raise social care precept, says Tim Hammond

Caring Times, May 2017

Tim Hammond, chief executive of Four Seasons Health Care, who was called to provide evidence to the inquiry, said: “The Communities and Local Government Committee has... Read More »


Barclays supports Renaissance growth

Caring Times, May 2017

Care home operator Renaissance Care has secured £4.5m of funding from Barclays to support its long-term growth plans. The deal will finance further development of the... Read More »


RNHA questions rationale for reduction in Funded Nursing Care

Caring Times, May 2017

A reduction in Funded Nursing Care (FNC) from £156.25 to £155.00 per week, announced by the Department of Health in mid-March has been criticised by the... Read More »


Balhousie residents have their say with launch of charter

Caring Times, April 2017

In a first-of-its-kind move in the care home sector, Balhousie Care Group has launched a participation charter that commits to residents getting a bigger say than... Read More »


Care England questions LD registration criteria

Caring Times, April 2017

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to CQC’s latest consultation on its next phase of regulation –... Read More »


Brunelcare to pay staff above the National Living Wage

Caring Times, April 2017

A charity care and housing provider in Bristol is leading the way in deciding to pay its staff at least 25p per hour more than the... Read More »


Families say social care services have got worse

Caring Times, April 2017

UK families say that care services for children and older people have got worse in the last five years. But they reserve their harshest criticism for... Read More »


Oomph! hits the road

Caring Times, April 2017

Barchester Healthcare Founder, Mike Parsons along with the Care and Wellbeing Fund and Nesta Impact Investments have together invested £1.5m into a radical new outings service... Read More »


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