There were 137,540 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) applications received during 2014/15, the most since they were introduced in 2009.This was found by a report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
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The dignity, heath and wellbeing of older people and those with disabilities in England are in danger, health and care groups warn.
Richard Humphries Assistant Director Policy Kings Fund: Amid growing concern that most NHS providers are sliding into deficit, arguably we should be even more worried about social care providers.
As CQC prepares for a new strategy, Des Kelly OBE contemplates the need for providers to give their views and experiences
A charity which supports carers across Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex is closing after more than 30 years.Crossroads Care East Anglia has nine offices across the region and employs 170 people, which it hopes will move to other charities in the sector.
New analysis by Age UK reveals that Government investment of an additional sum equivalent to less than four per cent of the annual NHS budget of £112bn per annum would address the unmet care needs of the million plus aged 65+ who are currently struggling to cope on their own - and help sustain the NHS at the same time.