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Social care funding gap in England 'can be plugged'

The funding gap for reforming social care in England could be plugged by raiding the NHS surplus or restricting access to benefits such as the winter fuel allowance, experts say.

Cleveleys care home death woman's bed set alight in 'dreadful act'

A 96-year-old woman was unlawfully killed in a care home when her bed was deliberately set alight in a "dreadful act", a coroner has ruled.

Solicitors' firm claims Bristol care home cuts could be illegal

Proposals to close care homes and day centres in Bristol could be illegal, a firm of solicitors claims.


Research released by data management and analysis specialist, SSentif, has revealed an alarming postcode lottery in the provision of local authority meals to the elderly, with some spending almost thirty times as much as others.

Cholesterol may bind with key Alzheimer's protein

A section of protein which helps make up amyloid plaques - a hallmark of Alzheimers - could bind with cholesterol according to research published in the journal Science.

UK performs poorly on experience of ageing

The experience of ageing in the UK is poor compared to other EU countries, with older people in this country the loneliest, poorest and the most concerned about age discrimination.