Friday 19 October 2018
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Increasing numbers of vulnerable people protected

More people than ever before are being protected by Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, part of the Mental Capacity Act that protects the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity to make decisions about their care.

Wellington woman, 93, moves after care home fee increase

A 93-year-old woman has had to move out of her care home after her local authority said it could not pay a fee increase of £125-a-week.

Profiteering care agency took money from workers

A "profiteering" care agency took hundreds of pounds from low-paid carers who were desperate for work, a BBC London investigation has found.

Western Park View home fined over radiator burns death

A care home has been fined £100,000 after an 85-year-old resident died after becoming trapped between a wardrobe and a radiator.

New Year celebrations for England's first top adult social care ratings

2015 has kicked off with an Outstanding start as England's first three adult social care services celebrate achieving the highest possible rating in providing safe, high-quality and compassionate care.

Age UK calls for safeguards on pension reform

New analysis by Age UK warns that changes coming in April that will allow people to take money from their pension savings could leave signifanct numbers of older people running out of money in retirement.