Caring Times Extra


Union probe finds many are having trouble paying for their social care

Caring Times, July/August 2018

An investigation by GMB, the union for carers, has revealed at least 166,000 people are trapped in debt for their social care.

The Freedom of Information requests,... Read More »


Insolvencies increase

Caring Times, July/August 2018

Accountancy firm Moore Stephens says there has been an 83% rise in the number of care home businesses entering insolvency, from 81 in 2016/17 to 148... Read More »


Care England collects F.O.I. data on fees

Caring Times, July/August 2018

Provider representative body Care England has initiated a series of Freedom of Information requests across 152 councils to gather data on commissioning activity for 2018/19.

This data... Read More »


Ombudsman holds council to account over care home’s ban on relative’s visits

Caring Times, July/August 2018

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found Liverpool City Council to be at fault after a woman was banned from visiting her mother in... Read More »


apetito secures partnership with northern care group

Caring Times, July/August 2018

Creator and supplier of meals for the health and social care sector, apetito, has been appointed as the catering partner for Borough Care.

Based in Stockport, Borough... Read More »


Cygnet launches Nursing Associate apprenticeship scheme

Caring Times, June 2018

The University of Wolverhampton is working with specialist mental health care services provider Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of nurses.

Cygnet is one of... Read More »


QCS launches care toolkit for abroad

Caring Times, June 2018

As part of their ‘Building a Caring World’ philosophy, Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has launched a free ‘Care Practice Essentials’ toolkit, specifically tailored for developing nations... Read More »


Paul Birley retires

Caring Times, June 2018

Paul Birley, head of public sector and healthcare at Barclays Bank, has announced his retirement.

Having spent 37 years with Barclays, Paul lead the bank’s healthcare initiative... Read More »


Integrated online training hub for South West care providers

Caring Times, June 2018

Care and Support West, a body representing social care and health providers in the South West has joined up with Skills for Health to create an... Read More »


Specialist provider expands with two new acquisitions

CaringTimes, June 2018

Bury-based healthcare provider National Care Group Ltd (NCG) has completed the acquisition of two care providers; Norfolk based Westward Healthcare Ltd and Gloucester based Access Care Ltd... Read More »


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