As a result of recent Government changes, the cost of an Enhanced CRB check will increase by £8 from 6 April 2011. This is the first time that CRB fees have increased since 2006. All other fees will remain unchanged.
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The new commissioning models will not meet the challenge of the growing need for dementia care according to a new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr).
A carer has been jailed after being found guilty of the murder of an 88-year-old woman in Sunderland.
Social care is facing a funding gap of more than £1bn by 2014 in England - a situation which would have consequences for the NHS, a leading think-tank says.
Following on the success of previous annual activity challenges for the care sector, "Breath of Fresh Air" and "Music in the Air", the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People is focusing on the fun of food for 2011.
The media are beginning to sniff the foul air emanating from CQC. Radio, TV and the national press are joining the hunt. Something is wrong but journalists are confused as to exactly what is the problem. Is this pong just the everyday flatulence of a bloated quango or is it the stink of putrefaction?