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Under Lock and Key We must address the challenges of social care funding for people with learning disabilities

Care England, has responded to the Channel 4 programme "Under Lock and Key", screened on Wednesday 1st March at 10.00pm, regarding hospital care for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. Care England understands the importance of giving people the opportunity to live in community settings rather than hospitals and how quality community care can transform lives for the better.

Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es, Alzheimers Society comment

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA)

Farnborough, Hampshire home care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Hampshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in December 2016.

Feelings of loneliness worse in older women than men following bereavement, survey reveals

Almost twice as many women aged 65 and over say that feelings of loneliness were the thing they found most difficult following bereavement, compared to men of the same age (30% versus 17% respectively). Meanwhile, one in five (20%) people aged 65 and over who have been bereaved for three or more years still have feelings of loneliness. That"s according to a new survey by older people"s charity, Independent Age, to launch their new, free advice guide called Coping with bereavement: Living with grief and loss.

Social care reform is coming, Javid pledges as finance settlement confirmed

Local government secretary Sajid Javid said the government is preparing further reforms to the social care system as he confirmed a £240m transfer from the New Homes Bonus to boost adult social care funding in the local government settlement.

Borrowed time' to save social care system from collapse

A new report from Age UK has concluded that we are living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people.