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Struggling care homes are facing average real term cuts of 2.5% in fees from local councils.

New figures seen by the BBC reveal struggling care homes are facing average real term cuts of 2.5% in fees from local councils.

Common drugs 'risk mental decline'

Drugs commonly used by older people could increase the risk of mental decline and even death, according to new research.

Cuts to care despite promises'

Social care budgets for the elderly in England will be cut this year - despite promises to invest more cash, according to an analysis of spending plans.

Bristol council pay-out ordered over 'poor' care

Bristol City Council has been ordered to pay compensation to an elderly woman who was left in soiled bed sheets at a care home.

Ash Court Care Centre worker held over 'assault'

A care worker has been arrested and four other employees are being investigated over allegations that an elderly female resident was assaulted at a residential home in north London.

winterbourne view closes

A residential hospital where alleged abuse was secretly filmed by the BBC's Panorama has closed.