Funding articles

Private care sector ‘subsidising’ councils, says care leader

Private care sector ‘subsidising’ councils, says care leader

Robert Kilgour, chair of Renaissance Care, one of Scotland’s leading care home providers, says he has proof that the independent sector is subsidising local authorities.

Government considers pension style funding for social care

The government is considering introducing a pension type system requiring everyone to fund their own later life care.

Social care left out in the cold this winter, Care England says

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed concern has once again that social care has been left out of new funding this winter.

House of Lord Committee launches social care funding inquiry

A new inquiry into finding the best funding solution for social care has been launched by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.

Christie & Co highlights adult social care funding and staffing challenges

A new report from specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has highlighted the continued funding and staffing challenges facing the sector.

LEADERS IN CARE 2018: Minister for Care pays tribute to care home sector’s finest 

Minster for Care Caroline Dinenage paid tribute to the care home sector’s finest at CHP’s Leaders in Care event yesterday.

Care England slams CHC tariff rules

Care England has expressed its continued concern over low increases in Continuing Healthcare (CHC) fees.

Charity calls for free personal care for the elderly

Older people’s charity Independent Age has called for free personal care for those aged 65 and over to help solve the social care crisis.

Health and social care system failing to support elderly, Age UK finds

The health and social care system is failing to meet the needs of an ageing population, according to Age UK.

Busy Bees founder calls for adult social care vouchers

The boss of the UK’s largest childcare provider, Busy Bees, says a voucher system could fill the adult social care sector’s funding gap.