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Distressing' report into Immingham care home Hadleigh House

A report into services at a former care home in Immingham makes for "distressing reading" CQC has said.

Response to National Audit Office New Report on Care Quality Commission

In response to a new report on the Care Quality Commission by the National Audit Office, entitled Capacity and capability to regulate the quality and safety of health and adult social care, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations at Independent Age, the older people"s charity, said:

Paying for care: back to square one?

The need to address the financial consequences of the success story that is our ageing population is universally acknowledged. But the government"s decision to breach an explicit manifesto commitment by delaying reforms to social care funding (phase 2 of the Care Act 2014) until 2020 again demonstrates the apparent inability of successive governments to make headway on this issue.

First hints that amyloid therapies may slow down Alzheimer's - new data presented at Alzheimer's Association International conference

Antibody therapies that clear amyloid plaques from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease may be the first to slow cognitive decline, according to new research.

Looking back on 2014/15: CQC publishes annual report

In our Annual report and accounts 2014/15 out today, we reflect on how we have progressed from designing, testing and evaluating our new, rigorous and expert-led way of monitoring, inspecting and regulating health and adult social care services across England, to implementing it. This is so that we can make sure people get safe, high quality and compassionate care.

Pensioners miss out on £billions despite number in poverty rising

New Age UK report shines a spotlight on poverty and inequality among pensionersTens of thousands of the very poorest pensioners missed out on an estimated £3.7 billion in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit in 2013/14, according to the latest Government figures analysed in Age UK"s new Chief Economist"s Report.