Tuesday 19 June 2018
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Millions of older people struggling financially despite 3.5 billion in unclaimed benefits

Age UK is highlighting the rise in pensioner poverty and urging older people to check if they could be eligible to claim any additional benefits.

Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts

Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

Toddler group joins forces with Cambridge care home

A toddler group has joined forces with a care home in Cambridge, after research highlighted the benefits of children spending time with dementia patients.

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded.

Hike in calls to advice line over winter as more people seek help

Age UK saw a 12 per cent increase in calls to its national advice line from older people seeking help this winter compared to the same period last year, with enquiries about residential care the most frequent reason for getting in touch.

Changes in regulatory fees for providers confirmed

Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation.