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Chancellor Forced to Face Up to 500,000 Older People at Risk under Spending Cuts

he Chancellor is putting the safety of half a million older people at risk, warns Age UK as older people, wearing George Osborne masks, gathered at HM Treasury to force the Chancellor to face up to the brutal reality of cuts to care in old age.

Skills for Care makes it easier for people who employ their own care and support staff to register on NMDS-SC

Skills for Care has made it much easier for people who employ their own care and support staff to register on the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) by simplifying the questions being asked.

Gene discovery could predict rate of Alzheimer's

An international team of Alzheimers experts have identified a gene variation which could determine how quickly the disease develops after diagnosis.

Residents moved after Somerset care home closes

A care home in Somerset has closed forcing its 15 elderly residents to move out. Alutarius Ltd, which ran Hollybank House in Churchinford, went into administration last month.

DANGER! Do not overload the manager

The care of residents is put in danger by overloading the manager with demands that have very little to do with running a good care home, says John Burton, the Head of the Association of Care Managers.

Skills for Care publish new CPD guide for adult social care workers

Skills for Care has published a new easy to use guide to support continuing professional development (CPD) of more than 1.6 million workers in adult social care.