Councils will face more pressure to increase fees for care providers after a landmark legal ruling forced an authority to raise its rates.
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The government today announced plans for the 'No health without mental health' Strategy.The aim of the strategy is to give a new emphasis on early intervention and prevention to tackle the underlying causes of mental ill-health.
Loneliness is the "hidden killer" among the elderly and as great a threat to health as obesity or smoking, a group of charities has said.The warning came as five organisations joined forces on Tuesday morning to launch a Campaign To End Loneliness aimed at tackling isolation among older people.
The daughters of a 96-year-old woman who died after her bed was set alight in a care home have appealed for information over her "horrific" death.
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As the outcry at CQC's failure to inspect care homes intensifies, we are in danger of harking back to former regimes of regulation which may have been better but were far from perfect" says John Burton, Head of the Association of Care Managers (ACM).