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Two charged after South Shields care home death

Two carers have been charged following an investigation into the death of an elderly woman at a South Tyneside residential home.

Home care charges lottery revealed by Which? Wide variation in eligibility and hourly cost

New research reveals the postcode lottery governing how much local authorities charge for home care and who they determine is eligible to receive it. Some provide it free, while others demand £20 an hour. Seventy percent of local authorities restrict home care to those with critical or substantial needs.

CQC takes action to protect the safety and welfare of residents at Griffin Care Centre, Luton

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken firm action to protect the safety and welfare of residents at the Griffin Care Centre, Luton.

Victory for people with Alzheimer's

People at all stages of Alzheimer's will now be able to access drugs on the NHS that can slow the progression of the disease. The development comes following final guidance published by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

The upside-down world of social care

How have we got into a situation whereby compliance with top-down rules and requirements is considered more important than giving good care to the people who really matter? asks John Burton, Head of the Association of Care Managers.

Dementia research funding to be prioritised

Dementia research is being prioritised from March, Paul Burstow, the Care Services Minister, will announce.The Minister will say that he wants more of the billion pound research budget to be spent on dementia research