CHP Editor Lee Peart looks ahead to another busy year for the social care sector.
The issue of how care homes work with relatives and deal professionally with disputes and other challenges is a very topical and highly emotive area.
Having gained a reputation as a cautious operator since becoming Prime Minister last year, Theresa May proved she was capable of pulling a rabbit out a hat with her surprise announcement of a snap general election on June 8.
Along with his welcome announcement of an extra £2bn for social care, Chancellor Philip Hammond has revealed the government will be publishing a Green Paper on the long term funding of social care.
It’s been a month of contrasting fortunes for care home providers across the country as cost and regulatory pressures create an increasingly polarised two-tier sector.
Law at Work’s director of legal services, Donald Mackinnon, reflects on the increased burden on care sector employers following the recently announced rise in the living wage.
Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement debacle, where social care didn’t even get a mention, the government has finally responded to the growing tsunami of warnings from care leaders, former ministers and healthcare leaders of an impending crisis.