07Dec 2018
Our Staff. Red cell structure image

The Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) has said a shortfall is due in social care staff due to Brexit and recruitment/pay issues. A drop of nearly 400,000 social care staff is expected. The report highlights the main issues as stemming from underfunding of social care and social care workers being paid less than […]

19Nov 2018
The RIdout Report. Ice Frozen

Towards the end of last week we saw the new guidance by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) published. This is targeted towards UK residential care homes and nursing homes supporting people over the age of 65. In order to comply consumer law, providers will need to ensure the guidance is embedded into their business. […]

05Nov 2018
The Ridout Report. Green swirl grass image.

Last autumn CQC published Equally Outstanding, a resource which shows how a focus on equality and human rights can improve care quality, even in times of financial restraint. A year on, CQC have updated the publication with a new e-learning module, extra case studies from outstanding providers and an updated pdf version based on feedback. […]