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CQC proposes 3.3m hike in fees for care providers

Adult care providers in England face a £3.3m hike in annual regulatory fees next year under proposals launched for consultation today by the Care Quality Commission.

Childrens safety is paramount but old people can be forgotten

Whatever its faults as a regulator,Ofsted does recognize that childrens homes need inspecting twice a year. By what twisted logic and lack of principled direction does CQC believe that care homes for adults do not need inspecting at all? asks John Burton, Head of the ACM

North Wales-based care home firm in administration

A group which runs nine care homes across north Wales has gone into administration.

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.