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Elderly care costs require councils to divert 1.1bn in April

Councils will be forced to divert £1.1bn from local services in April due to the escalating cost of caring for the elderly, new analysis reveals.

Are you ready for the fundamental standards?

CQC publish guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services across England can meet the Government"s new care regulations

Information published on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is publishing information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone's care.

Independent Age Response - New Council Workforce Figures Released

Adult social services: new council workforce figures released by HSCICIn response Simon Bottery, Director of Policy at Independent Age, said:

12,000 deaths prevented each year by the winter fuel payment

Excess winter deaths among the over-65s fell by a dramatic 50 per cent following the introduction of the winter fuel payment[i], according to ground-breaking new research by the Charity Age UK

Purbeck Care Home. Report highlights abuse and neglect

Vulnerable adults at a Dorset care home were abused and neglected by staff, a serious case review has found.