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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.

One in five records of mental health patients lack evidence that their rights have been explained to them after being detained, finds CQC

The regulator of health and adult social care is concerned that people across England are being detained under the Mental Health Act without their legal rights being discussed or explained to them, without being fully assessed for their willingness and ability to consent to their treatment, and without always having easy access to appropriate independent advice.

Cap on care costs for young adults proposed

The cap on care costs should be applied to younger adults, the government in England is proposing.

Independent Age comment on DOH consultation on Cap on Care Costs

On the publication of the Department of Health"s consultation on draft regulations and guidance to implement the cap on care costs, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:....

One in five care homes 'failing standards BBC Reports

One in five care homes for older people in England fail to meet set national standards for safety and care, a report by 5 live Investigates suggests.

Residents rate care homes UKs largest and most authoritative survey

The UK"s largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents, Your Care Rating, has today announced the results for its 2014 annual survey.