Tuesday 22 January 2019
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Response to new excess winter death figures equating to 379 older people a day

New figures released by the ONS show that over the winter of 2017-18 there were nearly 46,000 excess winter deaths among people aged 65 and over. Excess winter deaths compares the number of deaths between December and March to those during the rest of the year.

Toddlers help 'light up' faces of care home residents

The Grand Old Duke of York" rarely segues into "It's a long way to Tipperary" at parent and toddler groups. But at a nursing home in Cardiff, residents are passing on some of their favourites to the next generation

The Progressive Policy Think Tank - Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there will be a shortage of over 400,000 workers in social care.

Children's care home worker Bruce McLean abused vulnerable boys

A children's care home worker has been found guilty of a string of historical child sex offences against young boys.

Rats and insects force Manchester care home closure

A Manchester care home has shut down after inspectors found rats, insects, soiled bedding and "a strong odour of urine".

Hillgreen Care Limited fined £300,000 - for not monitoring 'sexual predator'

A care home provider has been fined £300,000 for allowing a man in its care with a history of sexual assaults the freedom to prey on vulnerable people.