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Can CQC Be Better Suited For Purpose ?

David Walters from Care Homes insurance services, highlights actions undertaken by CQC at Sussex Care Home and asks the question can CQC be made more suited to purpose. David said "I would welcome a debate on how CQC should behave and what society at large wants/expects from them. Maybe we could start with asking CQC what they understand their role to be? "

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Age UKs score card The devastating truth of the social care crisis

Age UK publishes a social care "score card" that shows despite rising demand from growing numbers of people in need of support, the amount spent on social care services for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion (14.4 per cent) since 2010/11, even after accounting for additional funding from the NHS, and by a total of £1.4 billion (17.7 per cent) since 2005/6

Increasing numbers of vulnerable people protected

More people than ever before are being protected by Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, part of the Mental Capacity Act that protects the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity to make decisions about their care.

Wellington woman, 93, moves after care home fee increase

A 93-year-old woman has had to move out of her care home after her local authority said it could not pay a fee increase of £125-a-week.

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