Saturday 21 October 2017
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Adult care system still baffling the public

Widespread public confusion remains over how the adult care system works, two years after councils in England were set personalisation targets to improve information and advice for citizens, research has found.

Hospitals 'still failing' on elderly patients' nutrition

Many hospitals across the UK are not doing enough to spot elderly people at risk from malnutrition, says a charity.

Call to improve care of elderly with broken hips

One in five elderly people with broken hips do not get surgery quickly enough, a survey shows.

Older and disabled people face wave of care charge rises

Steep rises in charges for non-residential care at three councils is sparking fears that a wave of increases could endanger access to care for older and disabled adults.

Barbaric' council separated disabled teenager and foster mother

The sister of a severely disabled teenager has said Manchester City Council was "barbaric" and "unprofessional" for taking him away from his foster mother.

Winchester care home boss sacked after choking death

A care home manager who failed to call an ambulance as one of her patients choked to death has been sacked.