Tuesday 25 September 2018
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34 care homes and eight care agencies shut down by CQC

Thirty-four care homes and eight agencies providing care in people's homes have closed in the past 12 months following regulatory action and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the system is about to get tougher.

Local accountability will drive better dementia services

Local organisations will be held to account and expected to publish how they are providing quality care for people with dementia, Care Service Minister Paul Burstow announced last week

ECCA mounts legal challenge to immigrant cap

The English Community Care Association has issued a legal challenge to the government's interim cap on non-European immigration, saying it will damage the care sector.

Unfair' charges for the elderly

Older people in some retirement developments are being financially exploited, says Age UK.

Gene discovery could increase understanding of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have discovered a gene with a link to Alzheimer's disease according to a new study published in the journal PLoS Genetics.

Government smoke and mirrors over care budgets

Giving people who use social care service control of their own budgets is a welcome move, but it risks being a hollow gesture if the Government imposes a 25 per cent spending cut on social care in Octobers spending review, says Age UK.