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Government provides £76m to create thousands of additional supported living homes

Government provides £76m to create thousands of additional supported living homes

The government is providing £76m over the next three years to create thousands of extra homes to support elderly people and those with disabilities and mental health issues.
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Government maintains Housing Benefit for all supported housing

The government has announced it is maintaining Housing Benefit for all supported housing following consultations launched in October 2017.

Councils call for fully funded care cap

Councils in England have backed government plans to introduce a cap on care but have warned that it must be fully funded in order to avoid “catastrophic” consequences for local services.

Government planning social care tax, report

Plans for a new social care levy are being considered by the government as part of the autumn’s Green Paper, a report has said.

NCF welcomes Secretary of State’s Green Paper comments

Remarks by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock on this autumn’s Green Paper have been welcomed by the National Care Forum (NCF).

CMA only ‘looking at half the picture’ in consumer law guidance, says Care England

Draft advice issued by the CMA on helping care homes meet their consumer law obligations has been described as is limited in its scope by Care England.

UK continuing to lose care home beds, says Knight Frank

The number of care homes and beds in the UK continued to fall over the past year, according to property specialist Knight Frank.

New Health and Social Care Secretary urged to “grasp social care challenge”

NHS Confederation leaders have urged recently appointed Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock to “grasp the social care challenge”.

Retirement sector commits to housing 250,000 people by 2030

The retirement community sector has committed to housing 250,000 people by 2030 during an industry conference.

UK failing to plan enough homes for rapidly ageing population

The UK is failing to plan to enough homes for its rapidly ageing population, new research has revealed.
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