Labour promises free personal care for over 65s in England

1 October 2019

The Labour Party conference this month heard Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announce free personal care, including help with washing, dressing and meal preparation, for people in England aged over 65 years old who are most in need of it.

Care homes at risk of fire

30 September 2019

Care homes, where some of the most vulnerable people in society live, are believed to be at alarming risk of a fire, with three in five care home workers admitting to serious concerns.

Employers not ready for post-Brexit labour shock

26 September 2019

Many employers are not prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions planned for January 2021 and a lack of planning and ongoing political uncertainty mean that few organisations are equipped to deal with a reduced inflow of EU workers post-Brexit.

IPPR finds 84% of care home beds in England owned by private firms

24 September 2019

Research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank in partnership with Future Care Capital has found more than eight out of 10 care home beds are provided by profit-driven companies, including more than 50,000 by large operators owned by private equity firms.

GMB warns underfunding is killing social care sector

17 September 2019

The union for care workers, the GMB, has released new figures revealing England’s social care sector has 75,600 vacancies across the country, the majority of which were for care worker jobs.

National Eye Health Week coming up

17 September 2019

National Eye Health Week is scheduled for 23–29 September 2019, with the aim of encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.

Government moves towards points-based migration system

13 September 2019

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been asked by Home Secretary Priti Patel to look, as a matter of urgency, into how an Australian-style points-based (PBS) immigration system could be introduced in Britain.