Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

He concludes that the rights of hedge funds and private equity investors to extract profit from the care home sector are given priority than the rights of older people to a secure home at the end of their lives. Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

Legal Literacy for care home managers?

Belinda Schwehr gives an update after the first year of CASCAIDr’s specialist legal advice service. She says at least half  of clients have been people accommodated through public sector funding, in residential care home settings.  The legal issues we’ve engaged with have included cuts, threats to move people, insistence on families finding top-ups when theContinue reading “Legal Literacy for care home managers?”

To save money, councils are pushing residential care – and stripping rights

Rob Greig  writing in the Guardian Social Care Network 29 Jun 2017 Institutions deprive many disabled and older people of rights, yet supported living is more cost effective. Why aren’t local authorities acting on the evidence? The right to live in one’s own home, secure in the knowledge that you can stay there as longContinue reading “To save money, councils are pushing residential care – and stripping rights”