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Financially failing care homes will be taken into public ownership under a Labour government in order to protect social care provision, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader warned the entire social care system was at "serious risk of breakdown" unless the Government invested more money. In a speech to…
A care home in Holloway, north London, has been rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the…
A care at home service in Edinburgh has been told to make urgent improvements in the care it provides to vulnerable people. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Homecare Support, an independent provider of home care based in Lower Granton Road. It follows an inspection of…
Probation officers are supervising up to 80 offenders at any one time - leaving the public at greater risk, a watchdog has warned. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey highlighted large caseloads in a report on services in Staffordshire and Stoke. The inspection is the latest to examine…
A review of services for children and young people in Shetland has found evidence of significant improvement following an earlier inspection. Inspectors recently returned to the Shetland Community Planning Partnership to assess progress made following an inspection in July 2015 which identified an area of concern which needed improvement. To…
One of Britain's biggest abortion providers put women at risk by failing to adequately train staff and neglecting to obtain proper consent from patients, a watchdog report has revealed. Staff at Marie Stopes International (MSI) had "limited training" in resuscitation and clinicians were found to be "bulk-signing" forms authorising abortions,…
The biggest hospital in Europe has been ordered to improve security on its maternity ward after inspectors found that mothers "might leave the unit with the wrong baby". Some babies born at The Royal London Hospital had no name tags - which could lead to them going home with the…
The Department for Education (DE) are seeking views on proposed changes to the fees and frequency of inspections regulations. Specifcally the DE are seeking views on the following proposed changes to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations…
Broadmoor, the psychiatric hospital that has housed some of the UK's most notorious killers, has been told it must urgently improve. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a warning notice to West London Mental Health NHS Trust saying it must make "significant improvements" at the high security hospital. Inspectors…
Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and "hidden" charges. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into the sector. This will look at how people find the experience of choosing…
Services for children and young people in Angus are generally performing well and delivering good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. However, more could be done for some very vulnerable children in order to deliver even better outcomes. These are among the key findings of…
The regime at a prison was one of the worst of its type to be seen by a watchdog, according to a scathing inspection report. Inmates at HMP Hindley were regularly locked in their cells for more than 24 hours, leaving them unable to attend work or education. In a…
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