The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned.
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Last week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched a consultation giving more detail on proposed changes to the way it regulates, inspects and rates health and social care providers, building on the new vision and direction that it set out last year.
Leaders from health and social care pledged to improve quality of life in care homes at a summit opened by The Princess Royal, Patron of the College of Occupational Therapists at the Skills for Care London offices.
Thousands of people living with dementia are being helped to lead more independent lives, thanks to an initiative being supported by the Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA).
Independent Age welcomes today"s announcement that all people aged over 75 will have a named GP with overall responsibility for their care.
If it sounds too good to be true, then it"s almost certainly too good to be true" is the Registered Nursing Home Association"s(RNHA) verdict on the government"s social care spending plans in the wake of yet another revelation about drastic budget cuts by local authorities for the next twelve months and beyond.