Stark regional variation in Care Home Quality revealed

A report from the charity Independent Age has highlighted wide variations in services across the country. Independent Age director of policy Simon Bottery said ‘councils must demonstrate that they understand the reasons for care home failures and are working to resolve them’. The report revealed something of a North South divide, Stockport had the highest proportion with […]

Homecare – BBC report

Shocking levels of Homecare abuse reported to local authorities across the UK We need carers to help older and vulnerable adults safely looked after at what is widely seen as the best place for them – at home. It is essential that such an intimate service is done sensitively in a professional and caring way. […]

Jeremy Corbyn Suggests Failing Nursing Homes Be Taken Into Public Ownership

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has recently suggested that failing Nursing Homes should be taken into public ownership The suggestion was made in the context of the growing concerns from both Local Authorities and the NHS about Social Care provision for elderly and infirm members of the community. The speech was made to the Fabian Society and […]

Top Tips to Avoid Valentine’s Day Food Poisoning- The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Slough Council have taken the rather unconventional step of warning potential Valentine’s Day romantic diners that they should be careful about which restaurant they choose to have their intimate meal. They are using the opportunity to remind would be diners that they can check the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to try and assess how clean […]

Care Home director jailed for corporate manslaughter

Pathologist says “Mrs Atkin’s body was emaciated.” Care Home Director Yousaf Khan was sentenced to three years and two months in prison at Nottingham Crown Court for corporate manslaughter at a care home. This follows his prosecution following the death of Ivy Atkins in the Autumn Grange Care Home, owned by Mr Khan’s company Sherwood […]