Thursday 18 January 2018
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Care Act could open floodgates to new top up market

Research, expected to be released by LaingBuisson on Monday 14 April, suggests that a move to allow greater use of third party payments to part-fund care places could mean that more people actively seek out places which have a higher price tag than those typically funded by councils.

Depression in old age not being diagnosed because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms

Almost nine out of ten elderly people with depression are getting no help because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms or confuse it with dementia.

Care Quality Commission consults on new approach to inspecting and rating care services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking people who use and run health and adult social care services and the public at large for views on the regulator"s plans for inspecting and rating care services.

Derbyshire care home owner faces trial over wardrobe death

The owner of a care home in Derbyshire has denied breaching health and safety rules after a resident was found dead underneath a wardrobe.

Barclays settles key Libor linked mis-selling case

Barclays has settled a case accusing it of mis-selling a financial product linked to Libor - the interest rate the bank attempted to manipulate.

Paul Schmidt jailed for neglecting elderly mother

A man has been jailed for 20 months for neglecting his elderly mother and defrauding her of thousands of pounds.