Caring Times Extra

Another insurer to withdraw from the care sector

Caring Times, Septemeber 2014

Hiscox Insurance has announced its withdrawal from the care sector. The firm will continue to write business through to 31st December 2014 but after these policies... Read More »

It Ain’t Necessarily So – 19: Will care home ratings work for residents and relatives?


The foremost reason given by the Care Quality Commission for reintroducing care home ratings is that it will help prospective residents and their relatives to choose a... Read More »

Study: most would go to councils for advice

Caring Times, September 2014

Partnership, a FTSE-listed specialist provider of financial solutions for people with health/lifestyle conditions, says two-thirds saying they find the Government’s announcement on care funding confusing.

Partnership’s Third... Read More »

Wales adopts Declaration of Rights for older people

 Caring Times, September 2014

Wales has become the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Older People, which sets out the rights of older... Read More »

£10m to support the care workforce in Wales

Caring Times, September 2014

The Care Council for Wales will receive £10m funding from the Welsh Government in 2014-15 to regulate the social care workforce and ensure workers receive appropriate... Read More »

MPs call for stronger rules on top-up fees

Caring Times, September 2014

Former care minister Paul Burstow has tabled a Parliamentary motion highlighting Independent Age’s research finding that about three-quarters of councils are unable to show they are... Read More »

RNHA challenges Lamb over care home costs

Caring Times, September 2014

Care minister Norman Lamb has been challenged by the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) to say how much he thinks local authorities should be paying nursing... Read More »

Treat dementia as an illness, says Care England leader

Caring Times, September 2014

People with dementia will be denied specialist care until dementia is treated as an illness, says Care England chief executive professor Martin Green.

Currently, although dementia is... Read More »

UK left to grow old disgracefully

Caring Times, September 2014

Older people have backed calls for better representation as a new report reveals the devastating impact of failure to address demographic change.

Neglect, loneliness and inadequate care... Read More »

Union consults its members over cameras in care homes

Caring Times, September 2014

GMB, the union for staff at HC-One, the third biggest care home provider in Britain, is carrying out a consultation on installing visible CCTV cameras in... Read More »

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