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Extra 71,000 care home beds needed by 2025

Extra 71,000 care home beds needed by 2025

An extra 71,000 care home beds will be needed in England by 2025 with rising numbers of people unable to live independently, new research has revealed.
Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC chief inspector of adult social services.

CQC Chief Inspector speaks: have your say

CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Andrea Sutcliffe speaks exclusively to CHP readers in the second of her bi-monthly columns in our September issue.
Jane Townson

Commissioning overhaul required to solve care bed crisis

Somerset Care has called for a “thorough review” of care home commissioning in order to avoid a care home capacity crisis.

Care home capacity crisis revealed

Almost 3,000 people will not be able to find a care home bed in 2018, according to research commissioned by the BBC.

Care sector pays a fifth of LA health and safety fines

The care sector paid for more than a fifth (21%) of health and safety fines in cases prosecuted by local authorities, according to new research.

Government suspends ‘sleep-in shift’ penalties

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced the suspension of financial penalties for employers who have under paid workers for ‘sleep-in shifts’.
care home nurse

Social care failing vulnerable people, Ombudsman says

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper process, according to a new report.
David Behan

CQC publishes annual report and accounts

The CQC has published its annual report and accounts detailing achievements and expenditure for the year 2016/17.
Professor Martin Green.

Date set for council fee review hearing

Care England has announced that its Judicial Review against Essex County Council regarding inadequate fees will be heard on 7 November 2017.

Situation ‘critical’ for Scottish care homes

New research has revealed that independent care home providers in Scotland face critical recruitment, recruitment and sustainability concerns.