Charity calls for action to remedy care standards

Ageism takes toll on people’s health

Poorly performing care homes should be constantly re-evaluated to help drive better performance similarly to the way failing schools are re-inspected, an older people’s charity has argued. Independent Age believes lessons can be learned from the education sector, where Ofsted tackles failing schools with a comprehensive improvement plan, such as management changes, arranging for expert…

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Deven Pamben has more than 15 years’ experience as a journalist, working on newspapers, trade magazines and online publications. A Criminology graduate, Deven worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary before becoming a journalist. He began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Hertfordshire before moving into trade magazines in permanent roles or as a freelancer. Titles he has reported and edited on include Law Society Gazette, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and Health Club Management. Deven has also written travel features for the Sunday People, and spent two years working in Beijing for the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.