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Later Life Planning (LLP) event at Edes House, Chichester on 19th October 2016

We are delighted to invite you to this brand new event taking place in central Chichester – JOIN US!

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05 October 2016
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Scottish Labour urges more funding for care at home

Elderly care in Scotland is at the centre of a new push by Scottish Labour to secure increased local funding.

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31 March 2016
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Council tax rises insufficient to cover increasing care costs

Council tax increases will fail to generate sufficient funds to support the growing demand for elderly care, local authorities have warned.

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25 February 2016
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Care home fees to exceed private school costs

Care home fees - the average cost of residency and nursing assistance - are set to rise above fees for the prestigious Eton College. What factors are causing this, and how can you limit costs and get the best care provision?

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09 February 2016
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Councils are flouting care home top-up fee rules

Local councils are failing to adhere to national legislation surrounding top-up payments for care home residents, the Independent Age charity has stated.

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28 January 2016
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Pension funding should be re-directed to social care, NHS chief states

Additional funding for adult social care should be secured through cross-party consensus and a review of benefits available to those receiving a pension, according to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens.

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21 January 2016
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Financial prospects for social care in 2016 ‘could not be worse’

The financial prospects for the care sector are at an all-time low, and set to plunge further, King’s Fund assistant director Richard Humphries has stated.

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14 January 2016
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Hospital admissions from care homes up by two-thirds

The number of elderly patients admitted to hospital from care homes as an emergency measure has risen by 63% since 2011, the latest NHS figures reveal.

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06 January 2016
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Gap in care funding 'can no longer be ignored' - what will the Chancellor’s spending review do?

An in-depth look into last week's spending review and the ramifications for the care sector.

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30 November 2015
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One in ten care home beds could be lost

Nearly 10% of Britain’s care home places will become unavailable within five years as a result of a massive financial shortfall, according to a new report from think tank ResPublica.

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12 November 2015
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Allegations of elderly neglect in care system on the rise

Official Government figures released last week have shown a rise of 13% in reports of neglect towards the elderly, in a worrying report for the care system.

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29 October 2015
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One in three people born this year will develop dementia

New research commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research and carried out by the Office of Health Economics has suggested that one in three people born this year will develop dementia during their lifetime, posing issues of growing care costs.

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22 September 2015