The results of a highly-anticipated early-stage trial into a new drug aimed at treating Alzheimer's disease have been announced by the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec.
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The families of three disabled women who were raped by a worker at their care home, are to receive compensation.
In response Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director for Age UK, said: This Budget contains some measures of benefit to older taxpayers, most notably the increase in tax-free allowances, but we are very disappointed that no additional investment in social care and NHS was announced today.
Des Kelly OBE argues that pay for care workers is one of the most important issues facing social care ?¦ and one of the most controversial
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.
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.