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John Burton Commments on Essential Standards

Eighteen years ago, after the"cash for questions" scandal MP's taking money for asking questions in Parliament), the Committee on Standards in Public Life was set up. Seven principles were set out as the standards by which any public servants should abide:......

Stoke-on-Trent petition calls for home care review

Campaigners have handed in a petition signed by more than 8,000 people calling for a full review of home care services in Stoke-on-Trent.

Alzheimers hallmark could affect brain function of healthy adults, study claims

High levels of the protein amyloid beta in the brain a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - could also be associated with the memory and mental function of healthy adults.

Elderly suffer as social care spending cut

Spending on social care for the elderly in England is falling this year - despite the assurances of ministers, an analysis by campaigners suggests.

Care Home fined after man's window fall

A care home in Wrexham has been fined £66,000 after a resident suffering from dementia fell 15ft (4.5m) through a window and died.

Study Finds That Care Home Residents Experience of Care Generally Exceeds Their Expectations

Most of the care home residents who took part in a study by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent told researchers that their actual experience of living in a care home had beenbetter than they expected.