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UK homecare services in need of a new business model as shrinking demand, falling profitability and variable quality undermines confidence in the sector

Shrinking social care budgets, in combination with stricter eligibility criteria, have reduced the number of individuals in England receiving homecare through their local authorities since the beginning of the millennium from 415,000 in 2000 to roughly 279,000 now. At the same time, however, the number of hours of care that each client receives has almost doubled from 6.7 to 13 hours per week" showing that the intensity of needs being managed within people"s own homes has risen dramatically.

ELDER ABUSE MUST NOW BE A CRIME

Charity says too many abusers are "getting away with it". Launches a campaign for an aggravated offence of "Elder Abuse" to be introduced across the UK

New advice guide to help older people suffering from depression

An estimated 85% of older people with depression don"t get any help from the NHS. This is a growing concern for Independent Age, the older people"s charity, who in response have published a new, free advice guide to encourage more older people to seek help and tackle this serious issue.

Derby care home where man died after being found on fire 'must improve'

A care home where a resident died after being found on fire in his wheelchair has been told by inspectors it must improve.

The Care Quality Commission rates Middleton Care Limited, Barnard Castle, as Outstanding

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Middleton Care Limited in Barnard Castle, County Durham to be outstanding following an inspection

Leeds-based care provider fined over resident's fall death

A care provider has been fined £190,000 after a disabled nursing home resident died following a fall.