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Cheltenham care homes operator goes into administration

The operator of four Cheltenham care homes has gone into administration leaving up to 60 jobs at risk.

New working group to help families juggle work and caring responsibilities

Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow, has announced a new government and employers working group to help give carers the support they need to stay in work alongside their caring responsibilities.

Use of personal budgets leaps by nearly 40 per cent

The total number of people who use personal budgets* allocated by councils in England to agree care and support plans is estimated to be 429,349 an increase of nearly 40 per cent during 2011/2012, according to new research conducted by directors of adult social services.

Minister for Older People

A debate will take place on June 28th on whether the Government should appoint a Minister for Older People.

Forced repatriation - The abuse of care policies

Walsall Council are removing a young man with learning disabilities from his home ten miles away from the borough on the grounds that all Walsall residents who now live outside the borough will henceforth be repatriated to Walsall.

Council cuts prompt call for social spending reform

Local authority spending on elderly and disabled care is being reduced by nearly £900m this financial year, a survey has suggested.