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CQC closes Royal Bay Residential Home in Bognor Regis

A care home has been closed by the government's health and social care regulator after "serious concerns" were found by inspectors.

Urine smell and damp found at Leicester care home

Inspectors found strong smell of urine and stained carpets during an unannounced visit to a care home.

Study links extended family's medical history to dementia

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease has been known to raise a person’s risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having extended family members who have had Alzheimer’s may also increase risk.

Reaction to Spring Statement

Commenting on the Spring Statement, George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, said:“It’s desperately disappointing and frustrating that the Government has yet again decided to kick the can of social care funding down the road. We are in the scandalous position where people are dying every day because they are not receiving the social care that meets their needs.

Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2019-20.The WDF is money, from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), to help adult social care employers towards the cost of developing their workforce. This investment is designed to ensure workers have the right skills and knowledge to be competent and confident in their roles.

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