Sunday 21 October 2018
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Carer jailed for Salisbury Milton Manor care home abuse

A carer who abused elderly dementia patients at a care home in Salisbury has been jailed for five months.

Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

Over the past year, the Care Quality Commission"s (CQC) inspections have found front line staff delivering excellent care but inspectors have also found poor services where people were not getting the care they should expect. CQC says this variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and unacceptable and has a detrimental impact on people who use health and care services and their families.

Independent Age Response to the CQCs Report, State of Care 2013-14

In response to the CQC"s report, State of Care 2013-14, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age said:

Kinver and Penn care homes taken over by administrators

The company running two Midlands care homes facing financial problems has been put into administration.

9 in 10 people think more should be done to help older people claim their benefits

An overwhelming 95% of people believe that more should be done to help older people claim the full range of benefits available to them, according to new research for the Charity

New Skills for Care board membership announced

Professor David Croisdale-Appleby has announced the new, 15 member Board of Skills for Care who will take up their new duties at their first meeting in November. The board will guide the work of Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy of Social Care who merged in June 2014.