Friday 15 December 2017
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Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts

Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

Toddler group joins forces with Cambridge care home

A toddler group has joined forces with a care home in Cambridge, after research highlighted the benefits of children spending time with dementia patients.

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded.

Hike in calls to advice line over winter as more people seek help

Age UK saw a 12 per cent increase in calls to its national advice line from older people seeking help this winter compared to the same period last year, with enquiries about residential care the most frequent reason for getting in touch.

Changes in regulatory fees for providers confirmed

Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation.

The Kings Fund responds to the Spring Budget

Chief Executive of The King"s Fund, said: "The additional money announced today is welcome recognition of the huge pressures facing social care.