Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Transforming health and social care for people with dementia

Health and care leaders have come together to drive improvements in dementia services and deliver on key ambitions set out in the Prime Ministers dementia challenge.

Self funders of care services paying more than ever before says Age UK

Older people who need social care are paying more than ever before, according to Age UK. New analysis suggests that private spending on social care has risen by 4.5% (£380 million) in the last year and is likely to continue to increase each year.

Home care agencies told to expect inspection teams

The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) has this week embarked on a special programme of 250 unannounced inspections of home care services.

Home inspector in bribery arrest

A former care home inspector has been arrested over allegations that she pressured homes into giving money in exchange for "favourable" reports.

Nurse left dying man in 'disgusting state'

A Bupa nurse who left a man in a "disgusting and undignified state" as he died in a Northamptonshire care home has been found guilty of misconduct.

Failings at care home contributed to death of woman, 94

The family of a 94-year-old woman whose death followed inadequate care at a residential home in South Yorkshire has called for tighter regulation.