Monday 17 December 2018
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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.

Unpaid carers being 'let down by failing social care'

The UK's "army of unpaid carers" is being "let down" by the failing social care system, campaigners warn.

Major shift' urged in elderly care

A "major cultural shift" is needed to tackle the causes of poor and undignified care of older people in care homes and hospitals, a new report has found.

Care home training programme aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

Thousands of people with dementia could be protected from being inappropriately prescribed dangerous antipsychotic drugs thanks to a new Alzheimers Society care home training programme.

Funding crisis creating 'two tier' service in elderly care homes - Labour survey finds

98% of residential home care providers do not believe they are paid enough by local councils to be able to meet public expectations of quality, a new survey by Labour has found.

Dangerous cuts are putting vulnerable people at risk

A new British Red Cross study shows that elderly and vulnerable people are being put at risk by swingeing cuts to home-based care.