The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that for workers who have no fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling from home to their first appointment and from their last appointment back home does count as working time under the WTR.
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A pensioner who died at a Manchester nursing home was "unlawfully killed", a coroner has ruled.Ivan Emmanuel Campbell, 73, who had dementia, was a resident at Victoria Nursing Home in Rusholme when he died in April 2012.
A woman who used bleach to poison colleagues at a West Midlands care home is to be admitted to a high-security psychiatric unit.
Commenting on today"s ONS report, "English Life Tables No.17, 2010 to 2012", Andrew Kaye, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Independent Age, the older people"s charity, said:
As the Tory government passes the milestone of its first 100 days in office The National Care Association ask the question; "how high on the Government"s agenda is the crisis in social care funding in view of the Chancellor"s Budget in July, a Budget which imposed further costs of circa £1bn plus on the already fragile market?"
More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the chief executive of Care England has said.