Government waives financial penalties for care homes in “sleep-in” wage dispute

The Government has said it will waive the financial penalties faced by organisations found to have underpaid their workers for “sleep-in” shifts. It said this will not affect the arrears of wages to be received by workers in cases of … Continue reading

Care homes urged to review fire safety procedures following Grenfell Tower disaster

More than 17,000 care homes and hospices have been urged to review their fire safety procedures following the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wrote to care providers reminding them to review their fire safety processes “to ensure … Continue reading

Council-funded care homes dependent on private patients, says report

Care homes in England and Wales are left to bridge a shortfall in public funding of more than £1.3 billion to keep the sector alive, a market analyst has revealed. The research, conducted by LaingBuisson, indicates that residential care homes … Continue reading

Care homes target of major HMRC pay investigation

Thousands of care workers have been reimbursed after a landmark investigation found that at least 130 care providers had underpaid staff. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reported that more than 3,400 workers received a total of £650,000 in back pay … Continue reading

Council funding for fortunate care homes

A number of very fortunate care homes have received up to £150,000 in council funding in a bid to assist them in improving their in-home facilities. In early November last year, Plymouth City Council awarded some 18 of 25 grant … Continue reading