Caring Times Extra

Home Group backs new poll fears over social care

Caring Times, October 2014

Social care services provider Home Group has echoed the findings of the largest ever public survey of social care in England – calling on the Government... Read More »

Keeble calls for continuing care assessment review

Caring Times, October 2014

Wide variations in the provision of NHS continuing care funding for people with dementia have been uncovered in a report by Sally Keeble, former MP and... Read More »

HC-One sponsors Silver Line charity

Caring Times, October 2014

HC-One, the third largest care home provider in the UK, has become a sponsor of the Silver Line charity, which supports older people.

HC-One is the charity’s... Read More »

Councils may lose £1.61bn as families dump assets

Caring Times, October 2014

The proportion of people who would be happy to reduce their assets below the £23,250 threshold in order to ensure the state pays for the majority... Read More »

Anchor launches ‘Grey Matters’ campaign

Caring Times, October 2014

Research commissioned by older people’s charity, Anchor, has found that half of Britain’s over-55 population have thought about care options for later life, with nearly one... Read More »

Commissioning practices blamed for nurse shortage

Caring Times, October 2014

A social care leader has called for fundamental changes to tackle a dire shortage of nurses in Wales. The scarcity of clinically trained staff is leading... Read More »

Compliance burden grows for care homes as Care Act enters law

Caring Times, October 2014

A record number of care home inspections were carried out by the Care Quality Commission in the past year as it ramped up its enforcement activity... Read More »

RNHA unhappy with threat of more use of courts

Caring Times, October 2014

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) says it is surprised and disappointed that the Care Quality Commission expects in future to be much more likely to... Read More »

It Ain’t Necessarily So – 20: Should going into a care home always be seen as the last resort?


A good care home is a real home, a place to call home and feel at home. People do choose to move into a care home before... Read More »

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 »

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