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This paper reports findings drawn from a study of good practice in English social care for adults with disability and older people with severe and complex needs. People with severe and complex needs are a relatively small proportion of adult social care service users, but they are growing in numbers…
Two care home owners and one of their employees have been charged with mistreating elderly residents. The charges are the result of an investigation into alleged neglect at the Briarwood Rest Home in Lostock Hall, Preston. Indranee Pumbien, 58 and Meghadeven Pumbien, 62, both of Grosvenor Place, Preston, who owned…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is today marking the launch of a new partnership with The Silver Line helpline to help reach out to even more elderly people who are cared for in their homes and in residential care. The partnership comes on the same day as The Silver Line…
A care home company failed to ensure an elderly resident’s safety when she managed to overcome a restrictor device to open a window and fall from her first floor room. The care home owner, Hafod Care Association Ltd, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Cardiff Crown…
Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an IRISS project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the fourth discussion - How can we effectively…
The decision to give local authorities extra public health responsibilities risks creating a "postcode lottery" and has increased the danger of political interference, a think-tank has warned. The International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) - said localism had the potential to transform public health, but warned against councils setting short-term…
Almost 200,000 people over the age of 75 have left hospital without proper support, increasing the likelihood of being readmitted, according to a new report. The Royal Voluntary Service said better support could save the NHS in England more than £40 million and prevent thousands of readmissions. Older people are…
A leading contributor to the advances in best practice in dementia care over recent years, Caroline Baker has launched a new book, “Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes.” The book highlights the principles, practice and positive outcomes of the specialist dementia care programme that she…
Around 3.5 million older people are concerned about keeping their home adequately warm this coming winter, with the majority concerned about the high cost of energy (70%), according to new research from Age UK. The research – published today to launch the Charity’s Campaign for Warm Homes – shows that…
Care home bosses in Wales have backed a call for urgent reforms of the way services are commissioned and paid for. A review into the quality of life and care of older people in care homes in Wales conducted by the Older People's Commissioner has revealed worrying flaws in procedures…
Too many older people living in care homes in Wales have an unacceptable quality of life, according to a report published by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. The Report – ‘A Place to Call Home?’ – has been published following the Commissioner’s Review into the quality of life and…
A care home in West Lothian has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support provided to residents was graded ‘unsatisfactory’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity inspection at Heatherfield care home, a care service for older people in Armadale, in…