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Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Sevenoaks, Kent, the 29th Care UK has opened since 2013. Weald Heights promises to take service and facilities to a whole new level with more luxurious fittings in the…
A Holocaust survivor who complained that being in a care facility made her feel ''like a prisoner again in the German concentration camp'' should not travel to Israel for a holiday, a judge in a specialist court has been told. The woman, who is in her 90s and has dementia,…
A carer took advantage of a vulnerable 102-year-old woman by stealing more than £250,000 from her savings and writing herself into her will, a court has heard. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, bought two houses with the money she transferred from a joint bank account she set up…
The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff by Unison found that four…
An elderly dementia patient had her care funding wrongly stopped by a council after a "flawed assessment" by social workers concluded she was able to manage her own finances. In a highly critical judgment by the care ombudsman, Worcestershire County Council was found to have acted "contrary to the law"…
The competition watchdog is investigating concerns that some care homes for the elderly could be breaking consumer law, it has announced. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had opened a consumer protection case focusing on concerns that certain care homes are charging families for extended periods after a…
Scottish Ballet has been awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to enable them to become dementia friendly. They will use the funding to set up a programme of dementia friendly dance based activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland, and raise awareness about the…
Firms are being urged to step up their preparations for Brexit after a new study found that employers are "totally unprepared" for a fall in migration once Britain leaves the EU. A survey of 500 business leaders by the Resolution Foundation showed a huge gap between the kind of immigration…
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