Social care should be free to everyone at the end of life, says a report by the Commons Health Committee which calls for better recording of what people want in their last days.
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Almost 90 per cent of GPs fear that social care services are not providing a sufficient level of care for patients leading to extra pressure on surgeries and other parts of the health system.
As spend on social care tumbles Age UK reveals "double whammy" for older people of cuts to both health & social care services in the community.
Two men and a woman involved with the running of a former Nottingham care home have been charged with gross negligence manslaughter after the death of an 86-year-old woman.
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.
Unless we properly recognise the vitally important role of care home managers (and other front line leaders) as a matter of urgency there will be a major crisis in recruitment and retention argues Des Kelly OBE.