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Yeovil care home residents all re-homed after closure

Residents of a luxury care home in Somerset which was forced to shut with just a few hours notice have been moved into new homes within 24 hours.

CQC finds Mental Health Act Code of Practice not being used as intended

The Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is not being used as it was intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the statutory guidance amongst providers and staff.


Thousands of older and disabled people and their families face being severely impacted by home care and care home closures, fears over the future of the care market and the need for councils to make even more difficult budget savings, social care leaders say.

2019 Social Care Fees Briefing paper

Social Care amnesia... but at what cost?It is five years since the Care Act received Royal Assent and we felt that we were on the brink of a sustained focus on creating a robust and sustainable social care sector which would meet the needs of a growing, demand led, sector – a sector which has evolved considerably over the past three decades bringing with it concern for those who use, commission and provide it.

NICE Quality Standard outlines that people with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

A new recommendation, as part of NICE’s updated quality standard on dementia (published today, 28th June), says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about the life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths and needs of the person with a healthcare professional.

Stroud care homes at risk of closure because of low occupancy

Two care homes could be closed because of low occupancy levels and the buildings being not "fit for purpose".