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Former leader of Northamptonshire County Council has admitted mistakes were made in a PFI deal which has meant up to £2m a year being paid for empty care beds.
A former children's care home resident has received a £50,000 payout from Birmingham City Council after she claimed it failed to protect her from grooming gangs.
More than one in 10 older people will have to pay at least £100,000 for their care, but most are not saving to cover the cost, according to new research.
Doncaster Council was forced to tell 27 residents to leave their privately run care home over concerns for their safety.
Healthcare data specialists have called for a reappraisal of the ‘care home crisis’ after discovering care homes have more capacity than was thought.
The funding crisis in the social care sector has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of private care providers entering insolvency, a new study reveals.
Independent providers of social care have criticised local authorities for what they describe as ‘paltry fee offers’.
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread due to staff ‘burnout’.
Council leaders have warned the choice of care homes will get worse as charity reveals quality of homes in one in five local authority areas dropped last year.
Local authorities have a duty to provide clear information on the care system, council chiefs say as research reveals care homes are withholding contracts and not explaining terms to customers.