Adult social care
Government launches care recruitment drive
The Department of Health and Social Care is set to launch the second phase of its advertising campaign to help fill 122,000 vacancies in social care.
Kent’s very own powerhouse
Cllr Paul Carter has stepped down as leader of Kent CC. Now he plans to apply his energies to local care and the vocational agenda, including apprenticeships. Ann McGauran reports
CQC: care Green Paper delay causing 'instability'
The care regulator has accused the Government of aggravating the funding pressures in adult social care by stalling on the long-awaited green paper for the sector.
Four Seasons care homes to be sold for £350m
A £350m sale of care homes has been agreed by administrators of the UK’s second-biggest operator.
Queen's Speech: Latest
See all The MJ's coverage of the Queen's Speech, from Brexit to devolution, voter ID and plans to tackle violent crime
Call for dedicated social care appeals
Fewer than one in five councils have a dedicated appeals process for social care, according to new research.
Council chiefs in dark over 5G future, survey finds
Almost half of council chief officers are still unsure whether superfast 5G broadband will arrive in their area according to a survey by The MJ and BT.
Care services face five-day delays for medicines under no-deal Brexit
The Government’s report on readiness for a no-deal Brexit has warned adult care services to prepare for delays in receiving medical products.
HEALTH MJ: Delays still block UK hospital beds
Latest NHS England figures show continuing relentless pressure on emergency admissions and too many beds still occupied by elderly patients who are better off with community care.
North Yorkshire looking at care market to tackle ‘rural premium’
The council is considering intervening in the local care market to tackle soaring costs.
Care provider to terminate 'unsustainable' contract
A social enterprise is to hand back an ‘unsustainable’ residential care contract to Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Council reaches impasse with care provider over costs
Isle of Wight Council is at loggerheads with a care provider over mounting costs.
Labour vows to make adult's social care free
Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has announced he will fund ‘personal care free at the point of use’ across England if the party wins the next general election.
Council to 'terminate' care company
Scottish Borders councillors will be asked to agree to shut down its care company next week.
Care complaints becoming 'ever more serious'
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is having to carry out a higher proportion of detailed investigations, suggesting complaints about adult care are becoming ‘ever more serious’.
Johnson ignores LGA social care deadline
The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a fresh warning after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ignored its deadline for publishing a paper on social care’s future.
Research reveals councils' top Brexit risks
The economic repercussions of Brexit dominate the risks foreseen by councils, according to new research.
Social care sector faces 'disastrous' staffing black hole
A care workers' trade union has warned of a 'disastrous' staffing black hole in England as research showed there are tens of thousands of vacant posts.
Support from care sector sought for campaign
An appeal has been made to the social care sector to back a Government recruitment campaign.
Preventing the EU’s workforce exodus
What could the implications of a no-deal Brexit - if it happens - be for the already beleaguered adult social care system? Ann McGauran talks to Julie Ogley, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, about the key risks.