Thursday 17 October 2019
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Deborah Alsina MBE appointed as Chief Executive of Independent Age

Independent Age, the older people’s charity, is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Alsina MBE as Chief Executive. Deborah has been Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK for 10 years and will join Independent Age in October 2019.

People with dementia being ignored and neglected warns charity as new poll shows more than three quarters of MPs believe dementia care is underfunded

Majority of MPs believe dementia care should be funded by the state; Alzheimer’s Society calls for £2.4bn Dementia Fund.

New data released by Public Health England shows dementia is a leading cause of death in over-75s Alzheimers Society comment

New data published by Public Health England shows that dementia is a contributory or underlying cause in a quarter of deaths in over-75s.

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.