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Charity calls for free personal care for the elderly

Charity calls for free personal care for the elderly

Older people’s charity Independent Age has called for free personal care for those aged 65 and over to help solve the social care crisis.

One in five care homes underperforming, study finds

One in five care homes in England are rated Requires Improvement or Inadequate although their total number has declined, new analysis highlights.
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Two-thirds of MPs say there are not enough high quality care homes

Two-thirds (66%) of MPs believe there are not enough high quality cared homes in England, according to a new poll.
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One in 10 MPs think social care fit for purpose

Only one in 10 MPs in England think the social care system is fit for purpose, Independent Age has found.

Independent Age appoints new Chair

Jo Cleary has been appointed as the new Chair of older people’s charity Independent Age.

Thousands may be forced into care homes

Thousands of elderly people could be forced into care homes under NHS cost cutting plans.
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Families are ‘flying blind’ when choosing a care home, says charity

Independent Age says it would be useful for care sector to provide the kind of information the NHS collects.

£10,000 lottery grant to Hartlepool care home will help residents Skype relatives

Queens Meadow Care Home will provide residents with touchscreen tablets.

Independent Age outlines concerns over top-ups to BBC Radio 4

Councils flouting rules on care home ‘top-up fees’

Authorities accused of turning blind eye to unfair charges
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