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Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Local authorities have been reminded of their responsibility not to charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care following an investigation into North Somerset Council.

Four Seasons and H/2 Capital agree talks extension

Restructuring talks between Four Seasons Healthcare and leading creditor H/2 Capital have been extended in order to allow more time for a deal.

Care savings cap raised in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that people will be able to keep up to £40,000 of their savings before having to self-fund residential care costs.

ROUNDTABLE: Social care funding: a sustainable future?

Jane Ashcroft (JA), CEO, Anchor, Joan Elliott (JE), General Manager, Bupa UK Care Services, Matthew Proctor (MP), Chief Financial Officer, Avery Healthcare, and John Ransford (JR), Non-Executive Director, HC-One, assess the current social care funding climate and discuss a way towards a sustainable future.

EXCLUSIVE: Octopus Healthcare explains ‘unique’ investment approach

Specialising in development, investment and asset management, Octopus Healthcare provides a one-stop shop of services for GPs, medical centres, care homes and retirement village operators. Development Director Richard Dooley explained the company’s unique approach to CHP.

CQC raises regulatory fees for social care providers

The CQC has raised its fees for community social care providers to cover its regulation costs.

Soaring social care costs produce biggest council tax rise in 13 years

The soaring cost of social care has resulted in the biggest council tax rise in 13 years, ministers have confirmed.

Care England slams ‘derisory’ care home fee rise

Care England has slammed Sheffield City Council after it announced it was raising weekly care home fees to £463.

Elderly people support ‘death tax’ to fund better care

Elderly people support a ‘death tax’ to fund their social care costs, a new survey has found.

MPs call for health and social care tax rise

MPs have called on the Government set up a commission to look into raising money for the NHS and social care.