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UK: Older people in care homes abandoned to die amid Government failures during coronavirus pandemic - new report

Key failings included decisions to discharge thousands of untested hospital patients into care homes and imposition of blanket DNARs <br> <br>Care home managers and staff say they were left without guidance, PPE or access to testing. Read more

CQC Press Releases

State of Care is our annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve

The care that people received in 2019/20 was mostly of good quality

However, while quality was largely maintained compared with the previous year, there was no improvement overall. Read more

Dementia  & Alzheimer's

Pilot key worker scheme for relatives of care home residents announcement - Alzheimer's Society comment

At the first session of the ‘Coronavirus: lessons learnt’ inquiry, Minister for Care Helen Whately announced a key worker pilot scheme for those with family members in care homes.Read more

‘Exhausted’ family and friends spent 92 million extra hours caring for loved ones with dementia since lockdown

Alzheimer’s Society’s new report, ‘Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus’, says Government must fix social care now, learning lessons to avoid further winter tragedy, as dementia carers struggle with depression, insomnia and exhaustion.Read more

News Round Up

Coronavirus and care homes: The pensioners suffering through isolation

It's now seven months since care homes first shut their doors, denying many residents not only the precious touch of loved ones but also the regular comfort of a song and dance, or a hair cut. Some are now facing the prospect of a winter isolated from their friends and families as a second wave of Covid-19 gives way to fresh restrictions.Read more

Coronavirus: Hundreds wish Edwin, 100, happy birthday

Edwin Connington has not had human contact with his family since March

Hundreds of strangers have wished a care home resident happy birthday after learning he would turn 100 in isolation from his family.Read more

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