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Councils' body says cuts threaten home care for elderly

"Virtually all" councils in England and Wales could be forced to end home help for elderly and disabled people, the Local Government Association has said

Probe into care home abuse claims

Police are investigating claims that an elderly woman was tied to a bed at a care home in Glasgow. It had been reported that the 84-year-old woman was allegedly restrained at the Baillieston Care Home.Five members of staff at the home have been suspended after concerns were raised about their conduct towards the woman and other residents.

Government commits to reducing antipsychotics for people with dementia

The Department of Health today committed to reduce the use of antipsychotics prescribed to people with dementia by two thirds by November 2011.

More stale news from failing regulator

By now, you would have thought that CQC, with so many resources at their fingertips, would have at least learned to communicate, says John Burton, Head of The Association of Care Managers

Carer jailed for attack on patient in Edinburgh

A carer at an Edinburgh residential home who hit a 79-year-old dementia patient on the head has been jailed for four months.

Paul Burstow: Councils have no excuse to cut adult care

Care services minister Paul Burstow has told councils that they have no excuse to cut adult social care despite yesterday's spending review delivering cuts of 26% to councils over the next four years.