The Cambridge-based information provider for families and adult social care, Opportunity Links, has conducted a probing survey that shows lack of resources and fragmented information mean there is a split among local authorities in meeting government deadlines for adult social care information: 12% are already fully delivering services but 40% have not yet developed their strategies.
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At the age of 97, Henry Kerr has married 87-year-old Valerie Berkowitz after wooing her for four years.
A consultation to help improve care services and healthcare outcomes for adults with autism in England has been launched by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.
The General Social Care Council is to be scrapped as part of a government review of quangos.
Some councils are considering cuts of up to 40% to adult services due to demographic pressures and expected government spending limits, a directors' leader has warned.
The Government has launched its commission on long-term care and appointed economist and broadcaster Andrew Dilnot as its chair.