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Care Act 2014: How should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms? Please give us your views

Consultation on draft regulations and guidance for implementation of part 1 of the Care Act in 2015/16.

Des Kelly - Can Special Measures improve care homes?

The announcement that the Care Quality Commission are proposing to extend the system used to drive up standards in hospitals "special measures" to care homes makes for a good headline about the regulator being tough. I see that Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, makes clear CQC are "calling time on poor care". This is understandable given that the regulator is also in the firing line by the media whenever poor care practices are revealed.

Almost a million older people cutting back on food

New research from Age UK shows that 960,000 people aged 65 or over have had to spend less on food in the last 2 years.

Labour calls for two-year deadline to move people from LD hospitals

Labour has called on the Government to commit to a two-year deadline to end the practice of placing vulnerable people with learning disabilities in Assessment and Treatment Units " like the former Winterbourne View " for long periods of time.

More Questions than Answers

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for reassurance that his hospital-style "special measures" regime for failing care homes, announced earlier this week, will be both workable and fair.

A year of learning and improvement for CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) made radical changes to how it regulates health and adult social care last year, in order to fulfil its purpose to make sure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care in England.