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Two people have been arrested after allegations of neglect at a privately owned care home. The Latimer Grange Care Home in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, is under scrutiny from officers after further allegations of criminal offences against current and past residents. A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission, conducted as…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced it has been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ which will improve nurse retention and recruitment in care of older people’s settings in Northern Ireland. The funding grant from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing will support a regional initiative…
Four Seasons, Britain's second biggest care homes operator, has put forward proposals for a partial debt for equity swap as part of a major restructure aimed at putting the group on a secure financial footing. The company, owned by City financier Guy Hands's private equity vehicle Terra Firma, is in…
Social workers in Northumberland have placed a troubled teenage boy in a specialist residential school in Scotland after struggling to find a suitable unit in England. An English High Court judge has approved the move but has told council bosses that judges in Scotland should also give their backing. Details…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to intervene after a care provider announce plans to close nursing homes across Scotland. The trade union Unison said the decision by Bield Housing would see more than 160 residents, including some aged 90 and above, forced to leave their homes. The union…
Labour has accused the Government of pressing on with its so-called "dementia tax" reforms after a minister said taxpayers should not be "propping up" people to keep their own homes while they were generating "massive" care costs. Video footage obtained by Labour shows Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price (pictured) saying that…
A cap on care home costs would remove the "catastrophic risk facing us all", the economist who carried out a landmark review of the issue has said. Sir Andrew Dilnot said people currently face a "later life care cost lottery" as he urged ministers to reform state support. His comments…
Families are "missing out" on specialist end-of-life care as two in five people are unaware that most hospice services are provided for free, a charity has said. Only 57% of Britons are aware that services provided by hospices are generally free for those receiving them, a new poll by Hospice…
The care home market may not have enough places to help elderly people in need by the end of this Parliament, new research suggests. Almost nine in 10 councils across England could see a shortfall in care home places by 2022, new Which? analysis found. The shortage will be particularly…
We all need extra help and assistance sometimes, whether we have an illness or are just getting older. The UK population is living longer than ever before. According to the Office of National Statistics, life expectancy has generally increased steadily over the past 30 years and currently stands at approximately…
Creative arts can delight and inspire residents who live in care homes. A new useful online resource offers practical guidance on how to engage residents in creative arts, such as dance, puppetry and digital arts. The resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get…
The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2016/17, an increase of more than 67% on the previous year.…
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