Opinion articles

OPINION: Another big year for social care

OPINION: Another big year for social care

CHP Editor Lee Peart looks ahead to another busy year for the social care sector.

OPINION: Time for action on nursing crisis

Care England CEO Martin Green says its time to tackle the crisis in nursing home provision.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Care providers and families must work in partnership

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.

OPINION: CQC’s chief inspector provides insight into regulatory developments

CQC's Andrea Sutcliffe tells CHP the challenges and future facing the care home sector.

OPINION: A social care election?

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.

OPINION: They do it better overseas

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.

OPINION: A two-tier sector

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.

OPINION: Who picks up the tab for the Living Wage?

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.

OPINION: A small step in the right direction

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.

OPINION: Underfunding: Has the penny dropped?

Following the CQC’s damning assessment of the state of the care home sector last month, there are signs that the penny is finally to begin to drop that we can’t go on like this.