Breakdown of Covid-linked deaths in Scottish care homes

20 April 2021

Data released to BBC Scotland by the Crown Office unit, set up to gather information on the circumstances of all Covid-19 deaths in care homes, have revealed which care homes and operators have been worst hit by the virus.

Plan to lift England's lockdown announced

23 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions in England. It is hoped that all restrictions will be able to be lifted by 21 June at the earliest.

Higher Covid-19 death rates in frontline staff

2 February 2021

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people working in frontline jobs, such as care workers, bus drivers and taxi drivers, who have passed away because of the Covid-19 is significantly higher than the rest of the working population.

Amnesty finds Government policies on care homes violated human rights

6 October 2020

Amnesty International has published a report, which found some poor decisions at national and local levels have had serious negative consequences for the health and lives of older people in care homes and "resulted in the infringement of their human rights".

Demand for residential care outstrips supply in UK

25 August 2020

New research by global property adviser Knight Frank has found that demand for UK residential care is outstripping supply as thousands of smaller care homes face closure due to financial hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.