Catch up with the latest news, reviews and stories in the world of health and social care

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How do I pay for care?

Understanding the options for funding care is far from easy. In this article, we explain some of the key concepts you should know.

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Which type of care is right for me?

A summary article of different types of in-home care including hourly care, live-in care, night-time care, respite care, post-operative care and palliative care

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Social Care Reform: Where Are We Now?

Social care reform has been a difficult topic to discuss for any government. We look at where we are now, and what is coming next with the current government proposals.

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A New CareCompare!

CareCompare has evolved, and with that comes a revamped platform six months in the making! Go to to see more!

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Roadmap to Normality?

What can those with relatives in care homes expect from the new Government roadmap to lead us out of lockdown?

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Bed Blocking: Can Discharge to Assess Help?

In this post we take a look at the D2A framework which has been taken up with enthusiasm recently as a result of Covid pressures

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An Interview with Charlotte Williams

In this post we interview Charlotte Williams, Director of Strategy in the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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The CQC: How It Works

The CQC is the Ofsted of the care world, but few know how it works. In this post, we introduce what the CQC does and what to look out for when looking for health and social care services in England!

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New Year, New Funding for Social Care's Covid Response

New funding has been announced by the Government to help social care's response to Covid-19, targeting care homes and local authorities who need support.

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