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Research to focus on Covid-19 impact on people living with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is carrying out research about how coronavirus is impacting people living with dementia. Chair of Care England and founder of Hallmark Care Homes...
Calls for guidance over extra care retirement communities

Calls for guidance over extra care retirement communities

The planning and building of extra care retirement communities should be treated the same way as care homes, a House of Lords committee on...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Mental health hospital Meadow Lodge in Chudleigh, Devon, has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors visited the service in February...

PPE needs to ‘cascade’ across whole system, MPs told

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing kits need to be supplied across both health and social care to help better manage the process of...

CQC calls for overhaul of care for people with learning disabilities

The CQC is calling for ‘fundamental change’ to the care of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions after a review into...

Residential care less likely to be considered, survey finds

Almost a third of people are less likely to seek residential care for an elderly relative than before coronavirus, research from Policy Exchange and...

Impact Healthcare’s David Brooks passes away

Impact Healthcare REIT’s non-executive director David Brooks has died, the trust has announced. He died suddenly on Friday 13 July. Rupert Barclay, Impact Healthcare chairman, said:...

Care charities demand urgent action on sleep-ins

Representatives of UK providers caring for people with learning difficulties have written to the chair of the Charity Commission urging her to act on...

Health plan to save half a million lives, says NHS England

NHS England (NHSE) has pledged to ‘save almost half a million more lives’ with the release of its ten-year plan.

Struggling councils failing people with dementia, study reports

Overstretched councils are struggling to meet legal duties in social care services for people with dementia, Freedom of Information data has revealed. Healthwatch England asked...