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Care Homes Sector (Still) In Crisis (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting on trends in care home closures, has suggested that the care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk. The number of care homes has declined by roughly 1,500 … Continue reading

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Crisis in Care Homes / Social Care Sustainability? (BBC News / ResPublica)

Summary Economic analysis of the financial sustainability of residential care home services in England suggests that care homes could – within five years – be underfunded by £1.1 billion per year. This raises worrying implications for future capacity relative to … Continue reading

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Age, Neglect and Loneliness Reconsidered (BBC News)

Summary Figures from the Campaign to End Loneliness indicate there are 800,000 people in England who are chronically lonely. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today discussed this problem at the National Children and Adults Services (NCAS) conference. Treatment of the elderly in the … Continue reading

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Tougher Financial Checks of Care Home Companies by CQC (BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to check the finances of the 50 and 60 largest care companies in England. Large providers of care homes and home care in England are to have their financial records scrutinised regularly in order to identify and avoid … Continue reading

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Joint Discussion on the Future of Services for Older People (ADASS / Oxford Brookes University / IPC)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of Public … Continue reading

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