Older people are fast becoming one of the largest groups in the United Kingdom: the country now has a greater number of people aged 60 and over than it does people aged 16 and under.
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John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, has launched Labour's review of its policies for older people, saying that the aim was "a fair and fulfilling quality of life for all" in old age.
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Consumer group Which? has this week published the results of an investigation into standards at care homes. The report was produced after four actors each spent a week living in a care home as a resident in order to assess the quality of care provided.
A former care home manager who was jailed for the manslaughter of an elderly resident has been struck off.
As part of a Which? investigation, we asked three actors to spend a week of their lives in four randomly chosen residential and nursing homes. The investigation raised serious worries about some of the care in the homes, including safety concerns, poor nutrition and even one case of potential abuse.