Ministers have allocated an extra £150m for patients to get care at home after warnings that local authority cuts were creating a "crisis" in social care.
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People in the social care sector who believe the findings of the Dilnot Commission have been written off should think again, according to ADASS President Peter Hay.
The whistle-blowing helpline for NHS staff is being extended to staff and employers in the social care sector from 1 January.
Diagnosis rates of dementia have increased by just two per cent to 43 per cent in the past year. This means most people with the condition are still being left without vital support and treatment.
New research suggests that injections of a molecule produced by a virus may have great potential for developing treatments that can slow, stop or even reverse Parkinson's.
Helna Herklots who spent seven years as Head of Policy at Age Concern England, will take over as Chief Executive at Carers UK on 1 February 2012.