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A Northern Irish care home has been closed due to "systemic care failings" that posed a "serious risk to life" in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Ashbrooke Care Home, operated by Runwood Homes, was the subject of an unannounced inspection by The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) last Wednesday. The RQIA…
Police have said 'safeguarding concerns' at eight West Sussex care homes are the subject of ongoing enquiries into the circumstances of twelve deaths dating back to 2015. West Sussex County Council said placements had now been suspended to eight homes run by Sussex Health Care, which has a total of…
A 38-year-old Down's Syndrome sufferer is to get more than £10,000 compensation from a council after his wife was told to stop having sex with him. Council staff wrote to the woman warning that her that she could be committing a crime if they had sex because he did not…
More than 1,000 mental health patients have been sent out-with their health board area for treatment in the past three years, according to new figures. A freedom of information request from the Scottish Conservatives revealed some patients were sent to England for care between 2014/15 and 2016/17. The research found…
Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand, experts have predicted. The number of people aged 65 years or older who will need care home places will rise by 85.7% by 2035 - with 189,043 additional places needed, according to a…
At least 1.8 million people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition, according to a new report. Dentists have raised concerns about the impact conditions such as dental pain, oral sepsis - an infection that can lead to blood poisoning - and extensive tooth decay are having…
Members of a traveller family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in "truly shocking" conditions for decades. Vulnerable people were forced to work for the Rooney clan for little or no wages, while their pay-masters lived a life of lavish luxury.…
New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system. The report identifies over 280 sources…
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