Personal budgets for social care are being used by some local authorities to save money, leading charities claim.
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Nursing care must be strengthened and the complaints system overhauled because of continued poor care of older people in hospital, says the Patients Association.
£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.
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.
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.
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.