Thousands of women fleeing domestic violence, pensioners who rely on home-help support and people with mental health problems could be forced to fend for themselves under expected cuts to a major government support programme, a campaign group warned today.
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An ex-care home nurse who ill-treated two elderly patients has been sentenced to 50 hours' unpaid work.
A carer has been found guilty of defrauding a vulnerable widower she was supposed to be looking after by stripping his estate of about £300,000.
A detailed dossier of bureaucratic burdens faced by councils, detailing the costs of unnecessary red tape and outdated laws has been submitted to Ministers by council leaders.
Achieving personal goals can help people in the early stages of dementia manage their condition, Alzheimer's Society research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
A Bridgwater care home manager who stole £115,000 from residents has been jailed for two years.