Caring Times Extra


Balhousie’s Terry Banks retires

Caring Times, June 2017

Terry Banks, older sister of Balhousie Care Group founder Tony Banks, retired in April after 25 years working for the care home provider.

Terry has been part... Read More »


Ahmed welcomes MPs’ report on post-Brexit recruitment

Caring Times, June 2017

Nadra Ahmed, co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and chairman of the National Care Association,has welcomed a report from the House of Commons Health Committee on Brexit... Read More »


Care England launches judicial review of Essex fee rates

Caring Times, June 2017

Provider representative body Care England, in the face of opposition from Essex Council, is proceeding to judicial review of the fee rates Essex pays to independent... Read More »


Care home nurses acclaimed as an ‘untapped resource’

Caring Times, June 2017

Provider representative body Care England has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme;... Read More »


Nurse recruiter calls for political commitment

Caring Times, June 2017

Almost a year after a BBC report revealed that a quarter of care homes were at risk of closing within three years, the specialist nursing practice... Read More »


Kreft says ‘flawed’ fees policy will be tough on councils in Wales

Caring Times, June 2017

Changes to the way residential social care is paid for will widen the £40m a year funding black hole, according to a social care leader.

Mario Kreft,... Read More »


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.

Warren Kenny,... Read More »


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 »


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