Saturday 22 September 2018
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Lessons for social care

The Mid Staffs NHS Trust Public Enquiry has lessons for social care. Day after day the enquiry hears from those whose lives have been devastated by the failure of care and those who worked in the hospital and, in their different ways, attempted to protest against the vicious, callous management regime.

Warning of back door fees for social care staff

Registration fees for social care staff in England could be introduced "through the back door" if the government goes ahead with a plan to install a voluntary regulation system, sector leaders have warned.

Self-funding social care users left in the cold by councils

As a group, they occupy nearly 40% of residential care places and 48% of those in nursing homes, but self-funders and their relatives remain largely unsupported by councils. This emerged last month

Sheffield care home fined after toilet cleaner death

A care home has been fined for breaches of safety laws over the death of a resident who drank toilet cleaner.

Elderly 'to pay more for social care

The government has been accused of penalising the most vulnerable in society by campaigners after it froze the threshold for social care help.

Registration delays at CQC impact on vulnerable people

Vulnerable people are waiting months for care services because of long delays in the Care Quality Commission's processing of registration applications from providers.