Tuesday 16 October 2018
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Response to Social Care report

Responding to the Health Committee's latest report into social care, Councillor David Rogers, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, said:

Four Seasons: Care home provider in new debt talks

The UK's largest care home provider, which bought many of the Southern Cross properties, has said it is in talks to raise money to pay its debts.

Winterbourne View hospital staff admit abuse charges

Three staff from a private hospital near Bristol have pleaded guilty to the ill treatment of residents.

People often not at the centre of their own care, says CQC as it publishes reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 20 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

Care for elderly let down by fragmented system

Older people are being let down by a social care system in which they are "passed like a parcel" between services, a committee of MPs has said.

Supreme Court to hear social care cost arguments

The Supreme Court is to hear a case challenging the way councils in England can consider their finances when assessing people for social care.