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Labour pledges free personal care for over-65s in England

Labour is promising free personal care in England for over-65s most in need of it, so they will not have to pay for help with dressing, washing and meals.

More than three-quarters of people across England support free personal care for older people, charity finds

More than three-quarters of people (78%) across England support the introduction of free personal care for people aged 65+ who need it, and 74% would contribute more in some way to fund it, research by Independent Age has found.

Worlds largest dementia study reveals two thirds of people think dementia is a normal part of ageing, rather than a medical condition

95 per cent of participants think they could develop dementia in their lifetime – a survey of 70,000 people across 155 countries reveals

CQC fine two unregistered providers £4000 each for providing services

Two companies that provided personal care services even though they were not registered with the Care Quality Commission as required by law, have been fined £4,000.

Weald Hall Care Home which owed £1m closes at short notice

A World War Two Bletchley Park codebreaker is one of 19 people being forced out of a financially-troubled care home with just 18 days' notice.

Inadequate' Hexham care home put in special measures

A care home run by the same provider as a specialist hospital at the centre of abuse allegations has been put into special measures.