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Taking care with the law

  Questions answered by MIKE CARROLL, employment law consultant at Collinson Grant

Caring Times, May 2014


Q: My company employs carers to look after adults with learning difficulties... Read More »

It Ain’t Necessarily So – 16: Is it right to say that if it isn’t recorded, it isn’t done?


Caring Times, May 2014

In ordinary life most things get done without being recorded. Ordinary life is also lived in good care homes where only those things that... Read More »

Menu site lists three ‘magic ingredients’

Caring Times, May 2014

Nutritionists at MenuAnalyser, a menu planning website, have advised on the top nutrients for elderly people and are putting zinc, B vitamins and iron as the... Read More »

Government and NHS are ‘flying blind’ on social care funding

Caring Times, May 2014

The NHS and government are ‘flying blind’ in planning services for vulnerable older people because there is no comprehensive way to quantify the impact that social... Read More »

RNHA says Government must act on fees to meet minimum wage increase

Caring Times, May 2014

Nursing home leaders have welcomed the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation that the Government should require local authorities to increase funding for the social care sector to... Read More »

Albany gets £48k grant to create a community garden

Caring Times, May 2014

An Oxfordshire care home operated by Four Seasons Health Care is creating a community garden designed to unite all generations after being awarded a £48,000 Government-funded... Read More »

Red Rocks commits to Living Wage

Caring Times, May 2014

Red Rocks nursing home, in Hoylake, Wirral has recently become one of the first independent care homes in the UK to become an accredited Living Wage... Read More »

Name change for Housing 21

Caring Times, May 2014

Housing 21, a major UK provider of housing and care for older people, has announced that it is to change its name to Housing & Care... Read More »

Nominations open for Safety in Care Awards

Caring Times, May 2014

Now in their fourth year, the NASHiCs Safety in Care Awards are reported to be going from strength to strength, recognising those who make a real... Read More »

King’s Fund calls for a new deal

Caring Times, May 2014

The health and social care systems are no longer fit for purpose, an independent commission established by The King’s Fund has concluded.

The time has come, it... Read More »

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Caring Times, May 2014

For a sector already burdened with a plethora of regulatory requirements, the recent ‘acid test’ set by the Cheshire West Supreme...
National Audit Office report confirms cuts in care fees

Caring Times, May 2014

A National Audit Office (NAO) report published in March has thrown light on the extent of real terms cuts in the...

CQC announces changes in regulatory fees

Caring Times, May 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published details of the fees to be paid by providers from 1 April 2014. CQC...