Tuesday 16 January 2018
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Average cost of care for older people increased by 10 per cent

A new survey of care by local councils reveals shocking increases and wide disparities in charges for services for vulnerable older people.

Petition signed by 130,000 supporters warns Prime Minister David Cameron: Care cannot wait...end the care crisis now

More than 130,000 people have backed Age UK's Care in Crisis petition, calling for the Prime Minister David Cameron to end the crisis in care for older people in England.

Only 37 per cent of GPs say they have received adequate basic training on dementia

An online learning programme for GPs is being launched by Alzheimer's Society and BMJ Learning, the medical education division of the BMJ Group.The charity has revealed that just 37 per cent of GPs say they have received sufficient basic training on dementia.

Kasey Gordon: Serif Aslan jailed for stabbing murder

A judge has criticised the "wholly inadequate" care given to a mentally ill man who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death in north London.

Continence care campaign launched

A poster campaign has been launched by the British Geriatrics Society to improve the continence care of people who live in care homes.

Queen's Speech marks delay on care reform

The absence of a full Bill to reform social care in today's Queen's Speech has been met with disappointment by over 50 organisations, including Age UK.