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Under-Claimed SMI Council Tax Discount? (BBC News / MoneySavingExpert)

Summary People diagnosed as severely mentally impaired (SMI) should by rights be exempt from paying council tax, with the result that two-person households often qualify for a 25% discount on council tax. Persons with a severe mental impairment living alone … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission’s Plans for Adult Social Care Inspections (BBC News)

Summary The new Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime planned for care homes and domiciliary care in England may involve hidden camera surveillance and mystery-shopper exercises. From next Autumn, care homes and domiciliary care services will receive Ofsted-style ratings of their performance; indicating whether … Continue reading

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Research Information for Patients and Carers: Resource Pack (NIHR Clinical Research Network)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network has produced this resource pack. The resource pack has been designed to help NHS Trusts in raising awareness of clinical research among patients and carers. This is intended to … Continue reading

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