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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…
There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there was an "unprecedented" rise in mortality in England and Wales and a possible explanation behind the spike could be the "relentless…
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…
The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1 million. The biggest ever list of offenders included employers in hairdressing, retail, hospitality and care homes. Excuses for underpaying workers included using tips to top up pay, docking wages to pay for…
Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and the Care Inspectorate. Fourth year physiotherapy students undertook placements with two providers, Carers Direct, a…
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…
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