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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
Proposals have been presented before the National Assembly for Wales which would enable people to keep more of their money when in residential care. The Welsh Government’s five year plan, 'Taking Wales Forward', committed to more than doubling the capital limit used in charging for residential social care, from £24,000…
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
More than 60 residential care establishments for youngsters are being investigated by the team working on Scotland's national child abuse inquiry, its chairwoman has said. They are among more than 100 locations where the abuse of children is alleged to have taken place, Lady Smith announced. Boarding schools, institutions run…
Privately funded care home residents are plugging a £1.3 billion gap in funding each year, healthcare analysts have warned. Self-funding care home residents are keeping the sector afloat at a rate of more than £100 a week each, according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson. It…
Northern Ireland's public inquiry into child abuse at residential homes run by churches and the state will be judged on the extent to which it delivers truth and justice, campaigners said. The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry is due to publish its report on Friday. Evidence from hundreds of witnesses…
A sixth woman has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged assaults on pensioners at a care home, police said. She was held on December 19 on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, by officers probing allegations concerning Rosecroft Residential Home in Bromley, south-east London. Her arrest followed that of five others…
The Care Inspectorate are encouraging everyone who spends time with a loved one in a care setting this Christmas to be on the look out for potential fall hazards. The social care scrutiny and improvement body says that while the majority of care homes for older people perform well, more…
Eating disorder patients in England are being sent to Scotland by the NHS because of bed shortages, it has been reported. Most of the patients are said to be teenagers and young adults who have been transferred hundreds of miles from home into residential care units in Glasgow and Edinburgh.…
Average care home prices have jumped by almost a quarter in a year despite declining quality, according to a new analysis. A review of care home ratings shows that care in the South East and North West is the most likely to be of poor quality, compared with the rest…