Friday 19 October 2018
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Kent family's anger at Christopher Wakeman's fatal fall

The mother of a severely autistic man who fell to his death after leaving a secure care home in Kent has said she is "truly heartbroken".

University of Third Age expands to care homes

A self-help education network for the elderly is planning to extend its courses into care homes.

CQC publishes 19 more reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 19 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

ADASS calls for overhaul of direct payments for frail and/or demented older people

ADASS published The Case for Tomorrow: Facing the Beyond - a document which reviews the Associations seminal 2002 publication Inverting the Triangle of Care in the context of the imminent implementation of the Health and Social Care Bill;

1.8 million for fairer funding for end of life care

More people should be able to spend their final days in a place of their choice and new Government funding will help to make this happen, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced

Get involved in Dementia Awareness Week

Alzheimers Society is launching Dementia Awareness Week on 20-26 May