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Guidance for providers to display ratings

CQC have issued draft guidance for consultation on how providers across England can make sure they are meeting the Government's new requirement for them to prominently display their performance ratings from April.

Chronic loneliness threatens health of 1 in 10 older people

Around a million (10%)[i] older people are termed "chronically lonely" at any given time in the UK, seriously increasing their risk of suffering mental and physical illness, according to a new report from Age UK and The Campaign to End Loneliness.

Free materials to support the Care Certificate implementation launched

Free online support is now available to support employers in the health and social care sectors as they prepare for the launch of The Care Certificate in March.

Care spending 'cut by fifth in 10 years

Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years

Companies report have no interest in care insurance

There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading companies have told the BBC.

Age UKs score card The devastating truth of the social care crisis

Age UK publishes a social care "score card" that shows despite rising demand from growing numbers of people in need of support, the amount spent on social care services for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion (14.4 per cent) since 2010/11, even after accounting for additional funding from the NHS, and by a total of £1.4 billion (17.7 per cent) since 2005/6