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Overcoming the challenges to improve health and wellbeing in care homes

Blog David Oliver Currently there are more than 400,000 people living in care homes in the United Kingdom. That"s around three times the number of hospital beds. The umbrella term "care homes" covers a very diverse range of places, including those classified as nursing or residential, whether specially designed and staffed for people with dementia, mental health needs or complex physical or learning disabilities.

Mind the gap: investment in care starts to show serious cracks

National Care Association continue to lead the campaign highlighting the challenges faced by small and medium sized providers of health and social care.

Your views on proposed fees for providers

CQC is asking care providers and organisations that represent them to give them their views on the regulatory fees they be charging from 1 April 2017.

Care home worker Karen Pedley given 14 life sentences

A "fire-obsessed" care home worker who killed a 96-year-old resident by setting fire to her room has been given 14 life sentences.Karen Pedley, 43, from Carharrack, Cornwall, was found guilty of murder and 12 counts of arson at Truro Crown Court

New report from AGE UK highlights the challenge of getting a fair deal faced by older people who pay their own way in care homes

Two in five (41 per cent) of all residents in UK independent care homes are now paying for their own care. This is an increase of almost a third (28.5 per cent) in the last ten years (from 130,000 in 2005 to167,000 in 2014) and has happened as a result of the state funded system declining while demand has risen from our ageing population

The Kings Fund responds to the CQC State of Care report

Responding to the Care Quality Commission's State of Care report, Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King"s Fund, said:"It has been clear for some time that cuts in budgets and rising demand for services have left the adult social care system struggling to meet the needs of those who depend on it.