England http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:31:06 +0100 en-gb Down's Syndrome man to get £10,000 as council tells wife to stop sexual activity with him http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42300-down-s-syndrome-man-to-get-10-000-as-council-tells-wife-to-stop-sexual-activity-with-him http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42300-down-s-syndrome-man-to-get-10-000-as-council-tells-wife-to-stop-sexual-activity-with-him Down's Syndrome man to get £10,000 as council tells wife to stop sexual activity with him
A 38-year-old Down's Syndrome sufferer is to get more than £10,000 compensation from a council after his wife was told to stop having sex with him. Council staff wrote to the woman warning that her that she could be committing a crime if they had sex because he did not…
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England Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:49:00 +0100
Judge approves council care for girl terrified of father after rejecting religious identity http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42299-judge-approves-council-care-for-girl-terrified-of-father-after-rejecting-religious-identity http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42299-judge-approves-council-care-for-girl-terrified-of-father-after-rejecting-religious-identity Judge approves council care for girl terrified of father after rejecting religious identity
A teenager from Kuwait who told police her father would kill her if he knew she had rejected her "religious and cultural identity" should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled. The girl, who is in her mid-teens, said she no longer wanted to be "subject to…
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England Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:40:17 +0100
Benefits reforms criticised amid 80,000 fall in number of disabled motorists http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42298-benefits-reforms-criticised-amid-80-000-fall-in-number-of-disabled-motorists http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42298-benefits-reforms-criticised-amid-80-000-fall-in-number-of-disabled-motorists Benefits reforms criticised amid 80,000 fall in number of disabled motorists
The number of disabled motorists has fallen by nearly 80,000 in just two years, prompting fresh criticism of Government reforms to disability benefits. Figures show a 6% fall in disabled people receiving an exemption from vehicle tax since 2015, with 1.267 million people now registered. While there is no evidence…
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England Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:05:33 +0100
MP quits shadow cabinet over 'extremely poor choice of words' on child sexual abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42294-mp-quits-shadow-cabinet-over-extremely-poor-choice-of-words-on-child-sexual-abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42294-mp-quits-shadow-cabinet-over-extremely-poor-choice-of-words-on-child-sexual-abuse MP quits shadow cabinet over 'extremely poor choice of words' on child sexual abuse
Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP warned Britain has a "problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls" in a column for The Sun. Ms…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:18:32 +0100
Councils urged to review homelessness procedures after disabled woman left in limbo http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42291-councils-urged-to-review-homelessness-procedures-after-disabled-woman-left-in-limbo http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42291-councils-urged-to-review-homelessness-procedures-after-disabled-woman-left-in-limbo Councils urged to review homelessness procedures after disabled woman left in limbo
Councils in England are being urged to check their homelessness procedures are fit for purpose, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found significant fault with a Northamptonshire district council. The Ombudsman’s advice follows its investigation into a homelessness complaint from a woman in the Kettering area. The woman…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:29 +0100
Disabled man challenges High Court ruling upholding council's care package cuts http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42284-disabled-man-challenges-high-court-ruling-upholding-council-s-care-package-cuts http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42284-disabled-man-challenges-high-court-ruling-upholding-council-s-care-package-cuts Disabled man challenges High Court ruling upholding council's care package cuts
A severely disabled man is taking his legal battle over cuts to his care package to the Court of Appeal. In the first case of its kind, Luke Davey, 40, is challenging a High Court ruling which upheld Oxfordshire County Council's decision to reduce his weekly personal budget by 42%.…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:01:28 +0100
New ombudsman survey on NHS care finds too many elderly patients 'suffering in silence' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42283-new-ombudsman-survey-on-nhs-care-finds-too-many-elderly-patients-suffering-in-silence http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42283-new-ombudsman-survey-on-nhs-care-finds-too-many-elderly-patients-suffering-in-silence New ombudsman survey on NHS care finds too many elderly patients 'suffering in silence'
Too many older people are "suffering in silence" when things go wrong with their NHS care, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has said. Elderly people often rely on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong with hospital care, the PHSO said, but a new poll found that…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:48:37 +0100
Course offered as part of PM's pledge to help teenagers improve mental health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42282-course-offered-as-part-of-pm-s-pledge-to-help-teenagers-improve-mental-health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42282-course-offered-as-part-of-pm-s-pledge-to-help-teenagers-improve-mental-health Course offered as part of PM's pledge to help teenagers improve mental health
Theresa May has pledged to help teenagers improve their mental health by offering a new awareness course on the flagship national service scheme for young people. On A-level results day, the Prime Minister announced the new National Citizen Service (NCS) course as part of efforts to help young people struggling…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:18:27 +0100
'Significant staffing shortages' observed during hospital trust re-inspection http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42281-significant-staffing-shortages-observed-during-hospital-trust-re-inspection http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42281-significant-staffing-shortages-observed-during-hospital-trust-re-inspection 'Significant staffing shortages' observed during hospital trust re-inspection
A hospital trust which has been admonished over staffing issues has around one in six posts vacant. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust had a vacancy rate of 17% , according to the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the trust. A previous inspection at a hospital run by the…
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England Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:10:17 +0100
Pioneering counselling scheme for domestic abusers cuts re-offending by a third http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42277-pioneering-counselling-scheme-for-domestic-abusers-cuts-re-offending-by-a-third http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42277-pioneering-counselling-scheme-for-domestic-abusers-cuts-re-offending-by-a-third Pioneering counselling scheme for domestic abusers cuts re-offending by a third
A two-session counselling programme for low-level, first time domestic abusers can cut re-offending rates by a third, a groundbreaking experiment has shown. The trial also saw the harm suffered by victims in cases of re-offending reduced by over a quarter when the abuser had taken part in the inexpensive, charity-run…
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England Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:45:41 +0100
Researchers issue care home capacity warning with 190,000 new places needed by 2035 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42276-researchers-issue-care-home-capacity-warning-with-190-000-new-places-needed-by-2035 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42276-researchers-issue-care-home-capacity-warning-with-190-000-new-places-needed-by-2035 Researchers issue care home capacity warning with 190,000 new places needed by 2035
Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand, experts have predicted. The number of people aged 65 years or older who will need care home places will rise by 85.7% by 2035 - with 189,043 additional places needed, according to a…
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England Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:34:49 +0100
New survey reveals four-fifths of unpaid carers experience loneliness or social isolation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42278-new-survey-reveals-four-fifths-of-unpaid-carers-experience-loneliness-or-social-isolation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42278-new-survey-reveals-four-fifths-of-unpaid-carers-experience-loneliness-or-social-isolation New survey reveals four-fifths of unpaid carers experience loneliness or social isolation
Four in five unpaid carers feel lonely or isolated, a new poll suggests. A survey of more than 7,000 carers across the UK found that 81% have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring role, according to a new report from the charity Carers UK. This…
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England Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:59:08 +0100
Tribunals urged after study finds 'unacceptable' variations in healthcare access http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42275-tribunals-urged-after-study-finds-unacceptable-variations-in-healthcare-access http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42275-tribunals-urged-after-study-finds-unacceptable-variations-in-healthcare-access Tribunals urged after study finds 'unacceptable' variations in healthcare access
Local health bodies should have to face a tribunal board if they have "overly restrictive commissioning policies", a new report suggests. The recommendation comes after researchers found that there is "unacceptable" variation in access to care for patients across England. After examining data concerning each of the 209 clinical commissioning…
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England Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:42:46 +0100
Over 40s should be aware of how to reduce dementia risk early on, charities say http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42274-over-40s-should-be-aware-of-how-to-reduce-dementia-risk-early-on-charities-say http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42274-over-40s-should-be-aware-of-how-to-reduce-dementia-risk-early-on-charities-say Over 40s should be aware of how to reduce dementia risk early on, charities say
People aged 40 and over should be advised on how they can take steps to reduce their risk of dementia, experts have said. The benefits of stopping smoking, being physically active, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking less alcohol, "connecting with people" and keeping mentally active should be highlighted…
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England Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:32:13 +0100
Call for care worker training as dentists lament 'terrible' state of elderly oral health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42273-call-for-care-worker-training-as-dentists-lament-terrible-state-of-elderly-oral-health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42273-call-for-care-worker-training-as-dentists-lament-terrible-state-of-elderly-oral-health Call for care worker training as dentists lament 'terrible' state of elderly oral health
At least 1.8 million people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition, according to a new report. Dentists have raised concerns about the impact conditions such as dental pain, oral sepsis - an infection that can lead to blood poisoning - and extensive tooth decay are having…
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England Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:53:43 +0100