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Scotland's independent care sector has issued an urgent plea for extra investment in this week's Scottish budget. Dr Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, said a "significant" increase in funding was needed to ensure the sustainability of the sector. In a briefing issued before Thursday's budget, the body, which…
The amount of money people in Wales can keep when in residential care will increase from £30,000 to £40,000 from April next year, it has been announced. The move is part of the Welsh Government's commitment to increase the capital limit used by local authorities who charge for residential care…
Rock star Robert Plant questioned why he was receiving a winter fuel payment from the Government, peers have been told. Broadcaster Baroness Bakewell said she was stopped in the street by the 69-year-old former Led Zeppelin singer, who she described as a "multi-billionaire rock star". Lady Bakewell said he wanted…
More than half of care home beds in parts of England are not up to standard, an investigation has found. Some 50% of beds - or more - are in homes rated as needing improvement or inadequate in six local authority areas, Which? analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) data…
People with dementia and their carers were special guests at a unique event about how art, music and food can improve the lives of people with the condition. ‘Stimulating all the senses: art, food, music and dementia’ took place at the University of West London’s (UWL) Ealing campus on Monday…
Jeremy Corbyn reacted furiously after he was heckled while speaking about elderly care during his Budget response. Labour MPs claimed on Twitter that an "ageist" and "inappropriate" joke was aimed at Mr Corbyn by a Tory MP. It came as the Opposition leader noted more than a million elderly people…
A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen after an inspection raised "serious concerns". The home in Bridge of Don…
Older people are being caught in an unemployment trap, more likely to be out of work and struggling to find another job if they are laid off or leave, according to a new study. Almost a third of people aged 50 to 64 are not in work, many recorded as…
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