The number of councils in England cutting back on free adult social care has increased by 13% this year, a survey has suggested.
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Priory Group, whose finance and administration centre is in Darlington, has bought the Craegmoor Group, making it the market leader in mental healthcare and specialist education.
Judges have ruled that Birmingham City Council's plans to limit social care for disabled people are unlawful.
Spending on adult social care is to be slashed by around £1 billion this year as councils struggle to cope with budget cuts at a time of increased need, new figures show.
Care Services Minister Paul Burstow will tomorrow (14 April) send out a strong message to councils aimed at encouraging joint working across health and social care and making personalised care a reality.
A nursing home has admitted it was at fault after a woman died when she was left to suffer with pressure sores.