Wednesday 22 November 2017
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Charities in social care personal budgets warning

Personal budgets for social care are being used by some local authorities to save money, leading charities claim.

Patients Association warns hospitals 'lack basic care

Nursing care must be strengthened and the complaints system overhauled because of continued poor care of older people in hospital, says the Patients Association.

Carers missing millions

£840m of Carer's Allowance goes unclaimed as hundreds of thousands of carers across the UK pay heavy price missing out on Carer's Allowance for looking after ill or disabled loved ones at home.

The cat is now out of the bag

At last, the few lone voices claiming that CQC is not fit for purpose are being backed up by the media, MPs, and even some previously silent social care VIPs.

Homes giant Southern Cross looks for new buyer

care home giant Southern Cross is looking for a new buyer after private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners withdrew from takeover talks without making a bid.

Care homes 'closed' for poor standards remain open

Failing care homes which were officially closed down have been allowed to continue operating. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) claimed 93 homes and agencies were shut in the past year due to poor ratings.