Saturday 15 December 2018
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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.

Legal fights to keep home care for Alzheimer's woman

A Cornwall woman's family is challenging a ruling by the NHS to send her to a nursing home or get agency carers because she has Alzheimer's.

UK carers 'desperately worried about finances'

The financial situation of more than a third of carers in the UK is so bad they do not want to wake up in the morning, research suggests.