Adult social care news

LGA call for “residential revolution” over specialist housing for older people The number of specialist homes for older people across England will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years due to the ageing population, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA is urging a “residential revolution” in homes to […]

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Should children be placed in boarding schools instead of care?

Councils pressured to place children in boarding schools instead of care The government will lean on “reluctant” councils to place vulnerable children in boarding schools instead of costly residential care, an education minister has said. Officials will promote boarding as an alternative to care, against what Lord Nash described as a backdrop of historic “prejudice”, […]

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Care group snaps up first Cornish site

Luxury care home developer and operator The Care Home Group has completed the purchase of the former Millpond View site in Hayle, Cornwall. The 32-bed home has stood vacant since 2013 when it was closed by its previous owners. The Care Home Group is now developing plans to restore the grade-II listed early Victorian property […]

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Care applications fall five per cent in July

The number of new care applications fell five per cent in July compared with last year, latest figures show. Monthly data published by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) shows a total of 1,238 new care applications were made in July, compared with 1,307 in July 2016. The five per cent […]

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4 year olds wake sleeping lion to make him roar

Did you see Hamish, age 88, playing Sleeping Lions with a group of 4-year olds on Channel 4’s “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” on 01 August? If not, you missed some great TV with an even greater message. The programme follows a group of 11 care home residents who volunteered to share a […]

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St Thomas’ Day Nursery sold

Knightsbridge Business Sales have completed the sale of an Ofsted registered day nursery in Staffordshire. St Thomas’ Day Nursery was established in Stoke-on-Trent, in 1989 and had been under our client’s ownership since 2004. During that time our clients, along with long serving, highly skilled and experienced staff members built an excellent reputation within the […]

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Foster care news

The drive to get children out of foster care and into boarding school “The school has a mile-long drive and on each side there are trees. I’ve never been so intimidated by trees. I thought ‘Oh my goodness, where are all the shops? What if I need to get sweets?’” These were Erina Naluwaga’s thoughts […]

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Additional CAMHS staff to be recruited

Government to recruit 2,000 additional CAMHS staff The NHS has set out plans to recruit 2,000 more staff for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in a bid to ensure 70,000 more children and young people can access mental health services by 2020/21. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the recruitment campaign will be funded […]

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Adult care sector news

Care homes face “huge shortfall’ in available beds Up to 3,000 elderly people will not be able to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year, research suggests. Research commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme reveals a huge shortfall in the number of beds available.  Full story:  BBC […]

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