Panorama Tuesday 21:00 on BBC OneOn the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical assaults, systematic brutality, and torture by the very people supposed to be caring for them.
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the first 12 reports from an inspection programme which examines whether elderly people receive essential standards of care in 100 NHS hospitals throughout England.
Responding to the Government's "listening exercise" on the Health and Social Care Bill, Baroness Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
Thousands of elderly care home residents anxious about the uncertain future of a major care homes operator have been reassured that councils will help the business bounce back.
Skills for Care has launched a Workforce Development Strategy to help create a capable, confident and skilled adult social care workforce across England.
Plans to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults by making it a legal requirement for all local authorities to have a Safeguarding Adults Board were today announced by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.