Almost two-thirds of councils do not know how many self-funding care users exhaust their own resources and become reliant on state support.
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For the first time scientists have been able to re-grow the brain cells that die early in Alzheimer's disease according to a study published today in the journal Stem Cells.
Birmingham Council has ditched plans to set the country's highest adult care eligibility threshold following opposition from disability groups.
A resident at a Bristol care home where admissions have been suspended died of natural causes, an inquest has heard.
CQC today announced plans to develop a new scheme to recognise excellence in adult social care. The scheme set to be launched in April 2012 will be CQC-owned, but delivered by other organisations under licence.
The UK faces a 100,000 shortage in care home beds by 2020 because of council cuts and the ageing society, Bupa has warned.