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More social care cuts will hit elderly and disabled people due to a funding shortfall, leaders of adult social services have said. The annual survey of 151 directors of social services in councils across England found there are plans to save £824m from social care costs, with at least 39%…
An elderly couple separated for the first time in their 63-year marriage after one was refused a place in a nursing home are to be reunited after their heartbreak sparked a national outrage. A backlash at the decision by health chiefs to keep Michael Devereaux, 90, from Wexford, and his…
A sadistic killer has been jailed for 33 years after he orchestrated and carried out a campaign of "Dark Ages" abuse against a vulnerable man, including feeding him his own testicle. Zahid Zaman, 43, was the ring leader of a cultish gang from North Tyneside that turned on Jimmy Prout,…
The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family to receive care has become endemic in the NHS, leading doctors warned as new figures show a rise in the number of patients sent miles away. Some are even receiving care hundreds of miles away, the British…
A former nurse convicted of killing eight elderly people in her care in Canada has been sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years. Elizabeth Wettlaufer (pictured) pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated…
A "merciless" carer who stole nearly £300,000 from a vulnerable 102-year-old woman has been jailed for nine years. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, took advantage of "frugal" Edith Negus after discovering the centenarian had saved a "considerable fortune" during her lifetime. Sayles, who worked for a charity providing…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published details of its latest inspection of learning disabilities services in Pembrokeshire. This latest report follows on from an inspection (in December 2015) which found some significant shortfalls and the local authority developed an improvement plan to tackle the issues raised.…
The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes details of when the carer has visited, any medical care they have received and how they are feeling that day, all in one easy-to-use smartphone application. With openPASS, communications between family…
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