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Care Sector News Review September

Welcome back for the September edition of Care Sector News Review.

At the end of each month, we'll provide you with a round-up of the biggest stories from across the care sector, including care news, medical research and awareness initiatives.

Read on to find out what's been happening across the care sector in September:

Care Services

  • A host of hospitals and care homes in the US states of Florida, Georgia and North Carolina were forced to evacuate as a result of Hurricane Irma. Both rescue services and local communities played a vital role in bringing residents to safety and ensuring their immediate needs were met.
  • 86% of people with neurological conditions (such as multiple sclerosis) in residential care in Scotland are housed in homes designed for older people. Approximately 20% of this number were found to be below the age of 65, with observers noting a distinct lack of specialist services.
  • Wide variations have been identified in terms of how often local councils use powers to recoup funds that should have been used to pay for care. North Somerset used these powers 64 times to claw back £1.3m, while Westminster and Southwark didn't use them at all.

Medical Research

Awareness Initiatives

Join us again in the last week of October for the next edition of Care Sector News Review.

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