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Evaluating the impact of the 2005 OFT study into care homes for older people

This report, by GHK Consulting Ltd, evaluates the impact of the OFT study on the care homes market and quantifies the benefits delivered to consumers, including by considering consumer decisions and the extentto which the OFT's recommendations have improved the situation. In particular, our evaluation considers impacts in the following areas:

Council says sorry after telling woman mum was dead

Fife Council told a Cairneyhill woman her mum had died and demanded cash for care home fees - despite her mother still being alive and well in a West Fife nursing home.

Plans to outsource public services 'scaled back'

The government is scaling back plans to use the private sector to deliver public services, the BBC has learned.

New dementia treatments in ten years Alzheimer's Society

An Alzheimer's Society research programme could lead to new dementia treatments within ten years, leading scientists said.The Drug Discovery programme could lead to treatments that give benefits five times longer than current dementia drugs and delay the onset of the condition.

appalled by mother's treatment

Social services have been accused of a "cover-up" in Tunbridge Wells after the family of an elderly woman sent home from hospital with MRSA claimed they were told "no one needed to know".

Carelive UK

Carelive UK Worcester is just 3 weeks away . The primary aim of Carelive UK is to support and assist care operators by organising seminars that are not only informitive but share good practice and provide practical support to care home and domiciliary agencies.