Wednesday 17 January 2018
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Gloucestershire care home rapist Colin Stokes jailed

A care worker who raped three vulnerable women at the home he worked in has been jailed for 14 years.

Disabled people 'have right to liberty', Supreme Court rules

Disabled people have the same right to "physical liberty" as others, one of the UK's most senior judges has said.Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, said the state had a duty to uphold that right and to cater for those with disabilities.

Worst Suspicions About Goverment Funding

A new National Audit Office (NAO) report has confirmed suspicions about the extent of real terms cuts in the fees paid by local authorities towards the cost of caring for individuals who qualify for public funding,the Registered Nursing Home Association(RNHA) said.

Forbidden sandwich' killed pensioner

An elderly woman with dementia died after she was given the wrong food at a care home, an inquest has heard.

Independent Age response to ONS stats on the growth of centenarians

The news there has been a stunning 73% increase in the number of centenarians is a massive cause for celebration. It certainly must be keeping the Queen busy, who will be signing many more birthday cards than she or any statistician could have imagined only a decade ago.

RNHA Warns of Storm Clouds Ahead if Government Accepts Minimum Wage Rise Proposal Without Requiring Councils to Increase The Fees They Pay Care Providers

Nursing home leaders today welcomed the Low Pay Commission"s recommendation that the government should require local authorities to increase funding for the social care sector to help care providers meet the cost of a proposed 3% rise in the national minimum wage