Monday 17 December 2018
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150m home care boost for elderly

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.

Working towards a common goal

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.

whistleblowing helpline to be extended to social care staff

The whistle-blowing helpline for NHS staff is being extended to staff and employers in the social care sector from 1 January.

MPs and peers launch inquiry into dementia diagnosis rates

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.

Could a virus be a future treatment for Parkinsons

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.

Carers UK appoints a new Chief Executive

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.