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31st May 2013

Welsh Government announces £8m grant to boost social care training

The Welsh Government today announced a grant of more than £8 million to boost training for the social care workforce. The £8.16 million grant is earmarked to help ldevelop the social ca.. read more »

28th May 2013

Care homes in spotlight as Older People's Commissioner launches review

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, has announced a review into the quality of life for older people in care homes across Wales. Ms Rochira will also seek the views of older pe.. read more »

22nd May 2013

Plans to cap care costs could become irrelevant, think-tank warns

Government plans to introduce a cap on care costs in England, outlined in the Care Bill which had its second reading in on May 21, could become irrelevant a think-tank has warned. The report by the.. read more »

22nd May 2013

Hospitals in South Wales face shake-up

Hospitals in South Wales face shake-up Plans to shake-up hospital care across South Wales have been announced by five health boards in South Wales. Health officials say proposals to streamline car.. read more »

15th May 2013

Doctors to push for dramatically improved dementia diagnosis rates

Doctors in England are to push for dramatically improved dementia diagnosis rates which currently mean that more than half of people with the disease do not have a diagnosis. Figures show that cu.. read more »

13th May 2013

Call by GPs to screen carers for depression

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has said that unpaid carers should be screened for depression - and that more should be done to improve the support and services available to them. .. read more »

8th May 2013

Cap on elder care costs in England promised in Queen's Speech

In the Queen's speech today (May 8) the Government announced its intention to cap the costs of care for older people at £72,000. The figure is just over double the one recommended by the &pou.. read more »

1st May 2013

Festival celebrates creativity of older people

A month-long festival to celebrate and encourage creativity in older people starts today (May 1) The Gwanwyn Festival, held annually during May, celebrates older age as time when people can take a .. read more »

1st May 2013

GPS tracking devices being used for dementia sufferers in Sussex

GPS locators are being used to help people with dementia in Chichester whose carers and partners are worried about them going missing and having accidents. Chichester District Council runs the Chi.. read more »

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