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New research for the Care Quality Commission shows racial disparity in people raising concerns about their care

Research undertaken for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of their year-long “Declare Your Care” campaign has revealed those from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background are less likely than those from a non-BME background to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive, particularly in relation to mental health.

Charity highlights benefit of care needs assessment to improve quality of life

There are 1.4 million older people in the UK living with an unmet care need and over 1.5 million older people in England cannot leave their home without help. Independent Age, the older people’s charity, is encouraging all older people with care needs to request a care needs assessment to ensure they are getting all the help they can.

A second Outstanding rating for West Hall, West Byfleet

The Care Quality Commission has yet again found the quality of care provided by West Hall, in Surrey, to be Outstanding.

Charitys Solihull Home named a Teaching Care Home

The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull has become a Teaching Care Home after completing a one-year course.

Northamptonshire independent mental health service for adolescents placed into special measures

The Care Quality Commission has rated St Andrew’s Healthcare Adolescent Service in Northamptonshire as Inadequate following a Care Quality Commission inspection.

Comment on IFS lecture on the challenges of an ageing population

Commenting on IFS Director Paul Johnson’s lecture on the challenges of an ageing population, George McNamara, Director of Policy & Influencing, Independent Age, said: