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Self-funders who run out of money cost councils 1bn

Almost two-thirds of councils do not know how many self-funding care users exhaust their own resources and become reliant on state support.

Scientists re-grow cells that die in Alzheimer's

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.

Council ditches plan to set super-critical care threshold

Birmingham Council has ditched plans to set the country's highest adult care eligibility threshold following opposition from disability groups.

Death of Bristol care home resident natural causes

A resident at a Bristol care home where admissions have been suspended died of natural causes, an inquest has heard.

New scheme to recognise excellence in adult social care

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.

UK faces shortage of 100,000 care home beds, report warns

The UK faces a 100,000 shortage in care home beds by 2020 because of council cuts and the ageing society, Bupa has warned.