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Social care standards are being driven down by a lack of adequate funding, MPs have warned. The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee said the financial situation is now "very seriously" impacting on the quality and quantity of adult social care provision as it called for a major cross-party review…
Glasgow City Council's home care organisation Cordia is rolling-out a new service to deliver hot two-course meals for elderly residents of Glasgow. The service will run seven days a week, 365 days a year.Delivered by ICare Group Ltd, Cordia will introduce the ‘meals on wheels’ initiative for service users who…
Ninety-five councils have had home care contracts cancelled by private companies, an investigation has found. BBC Panorama found that agencies were struggling to deliver the care required with the funding offered, forcing the companies to end their contracts. It found that a quarter of the country's 2,500 home care providers…
A care agency is investigating after employees were shown allegedly taking part in online sex chats while sitting partly naked at their desks. Staff bared their breasts in front of a camera while sitting in an office of the Wolverhampton franchise of Caremark, The Sun said. Footage featured by the…
There must be a systematic change to the way care and support at home is provided if we are to continue to meet people’s needs, says a new strategic plan for Wales. The five-year plan, developed by the Care Council for Wales in partnership with local authorities and the social…
More than 20,000 allegations of abuse by home care workers against elderly and vulnerable people have been made in the last three years, figures show. Data obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the claims included 12,000 allegations concerning neglect, 2,400 cases of psychological abuse, more…
Scottish Care has launched a survey on the current status and challenges facing the Care at Home and Housing Support sector in Scotland. This is a major piece of work which will form the basis with other research for a Report on Care at Home and Housing Support services in…
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are not receiving the help they need to get out of bed, dress or eat, according to a new report. The study from Age UK found a massive drop in the number of people eligible for social care, leaving many to fend for themselves…
Glasgow’s largest home care provider is undertaking one of its biggest recruitment drives as it seeks to boost its workforce by 300 employees. With a variety of positions available across the entire city, Cordia Services LLP is recruiting due to a demand for its home care services created by the…
BBC Wales investigative series, Week In Week Out, are looking for people to talk to and possibly interview who are currently trying to get domiciliary care, but are unable to do so. This could be for several reasons: They could be in hospital and ready to be discharged, but are…
An ex-government policy adviser has described Britain's homecare system as broken as his firm sees an uptick in struggling councils seeking its help. Supercarers founder Adam Pike said the system is up against funding cuts, a shortage of nurses and carers, and a "truly terrifying" rise in demand for care…
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…
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