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20Feb 2018
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New figures have showed that care home managers reported almost 13,000 concerns that vulnerable residents were experiencing financial abuse in the past four years. Between 2013 and June last year, statistics show that there were 12,968 investigations of potential financial abuse by the CQC. Data has been collected from an FOI request to the CQC, […]

07Feb 2018
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Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced an extra £150m for social care which ‘will be allocated according to relative needs’. Mr Javid has made the extra money available following publication of the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2018 to 2019 and due to an ‘anticipated underspend in existing […]

06Feb 2018
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The CQC has amended guidance on Regulation 5 – the fit and proper persons requirement for directors. The change comes as a result of the ‘next phase of regulation’ consultation. The guidance now provides a more detailed explanation of what the CQC interprets as serious mismanagement and serious misconduct. It intends to offer more clarity […]

02Feb 2018
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Following action from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a care home provider running 64 care homes has agreed to stop charging fees after a resident dies. The provider has agreed to amend its contract terms to stop charging one month’s worth of fees after the death of a resident. This will ensure that fees […]

31Jan 2018
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Due to the increase in the numbers of people with dementia, less support in the community and a change to the definition of a mental disorder, England has seen a rise in the number of people being detained under the Mental Health Act. Between the years 2005/06 and 2015/16, the number of detentions has risen […]

30Jan 2018
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Following an investigation into the death of a resident, a care home owner and manager have been fined after admitting they failed to provide safe care and treatment. The prosecution was brought against the company and manager, and both have been fined. The owner was fined £16,00, plus a £170 victim surcharge and the manager […]