Home care providers have written to prime minister Theresa May demanding changes to support their sector, including ensuring that councils’ ‘market-shaping obligations’ are enforced.
Severe staff shortages in residential care homes are denying elderly people the most basic levels of care, according to a survey of care workers.
An investigation has been launched after revelations some care homes are breaking consumer protection laws by charging families after a resident has died.
The local government ombudsman has reminded councils they must offer affordable placements to families when arranging care for their relatives.
Learning disabilities charities have blamed ‘poor commissioning’ by local authorities and ‘weak inspection’ regimes for abuse in two care homes in Devon.
Separating elderly couples when one or both of them go into care is ‘inhumane’, a senior judge has said.
The country’s largest representative body for providers of adult social care has accused Essex council of ‘unlawful’ practices with regards to how much it pays care home providers.
New research has revealed ‘stark variation’ at both the local authority and regional level when it comes to the quality of care homes.
People face losing up to half the value of their home when entering residential care, new analysis has revealed today.
Care firms have ended contracts with 95 councils, warning they are unable to deliver services on the amount they are being paid, a new investigation has revealed.