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Alistair Burt MP appointed Care and Support Minister

Alistair Burt MP has been appointed Minister of State for Care and Support at Department of Health.

Sexual abuse of disabled adults revealed

Thousands of disabled adults across England have been sexually abused, figures obtained by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme suggest.There were 4,748 reports of sexual abuse against adults with disabilities over the past two years, information from 106 councils in England found.

DoLS applications backlog leaves vulnerable people at risk of being unlawfully deprived of their liberty

The Health and Social Care Information Centre on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has released quarterly figures for January

Planning end of life care still too difficult for some

Millions of people in Britain risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving their affairs in a mess for their families to sort out because they haven"t planned for their death, according to a new study released by the Dying Matters Coalition.

Merok Park care home closure prompts Surrey council review

The system for checking adult social care services is under review by Surrey County Council after the closure of a care home.Twenty-six elderly people were moved from Merok Park last December, after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said they were at significant risk of harm.

Woman pleads guilty to Thirsk care home murder

A woman has pleaded guilty to the murder of an elderly man at a North Yorkshire care home.