Southern Cross, which looks after 31,000 elderly people across the UK, is in talks with the government over its financial difficulties
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A maximum charge of £50 a week is being introduced for people in Wales receiving council home care services.Councils will be compensated for loss of income under a £10.1m assembly government scheme which aims to end a postcode lottery in the amount paid.
RNHA wants action against councils that do not fulfil their responsibilties to older people with care needs
The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) says it is scandalous that local authorities are failing to abide by even their basic statutory duties towards olderpeople.
Ailing care home provider Southern Cross Healthcare is confident it can avoid going into administration as it holds talks with the landlords of its care homes in a bid to reduce rents.
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.
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).