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Panorama care home abuse is shocking, but where are stories of good practice?
Scenes of alleged abuse and neglect will make families afraid to move relatives into homes, potentially denying them vital support.
The Guardian - Posted 01/05/2014

Minister: CCTV in care homes being considered by CQC
A minister has suggested there could be a role for CCTV in care homes following an undercover documentary revealing abuse at two residential homes.
Inside Housing - Posted 01/05/2014

Sixty Icon What social care cuts mean for the likelihood of legal challenges to local authorities
As councils make deeper cuts to care packages, service users face bigger hurdles to bringing legal cases against these decisions.
Community Care - Posted 01/05/2014

Over half of inpatients with learning disabilities restrained, secluded or harmed, says report
Census highlights poor treatment of patients in specialist care despite efforts to improve care after Winterbourne View.
Community Care - Posted 01/05/2014

'Help me please': Distressing footage shows 98-year-old lady begging carers to take her to the toilet
Great grandma Yvonne Grant cried out more than 300 times before a carer eventually responded.
Mirror co uk - Posted 01/05/2014

Sixty Icon Care homes: CCTV 'could be considered'
There "could be a role" for CCTV in care homes, the care minister has said after a BBC Panorama probe found residents of one being mistreated.
BBC - Posted 01/05/2014

Sixty Icon Care homes: The known and the unknown
The BBC Panorama expose of Essex's Old Deanery care home is shocking. But once you've absorbed the revelations, it's natural to wonder just how widespread such abuse is.
BBC - Posted 01/05/2014

Social care mutuals: their experiences so far
How easy is it to adapt to life outside the public sector? Three of the first spin-outs are marching forward as employee-led organisations.
The Guardian - Posted 30/04/2014

A step-by-step guide to helping people with learning disabilities leave hospital placements
With slow progress on moving people into community settings post-Winterbourne, provider United Response has produced a checklist to help professionals achieve change.
Community Care - Posted 30/04/2014

Personal budgets have allowed us to take charge for the first time
A new service user organisation responds to claims that the self-directed support model has failed.
The Guardian - Posted 30/04/2014

Sixty Icon Shocking footage shows elderly residents being taunted and abused at Essex care home
The shocking state of elderly care in Britain is exposed today by undercover footage showing patients being abused, taunted and even slapped by staff supposed to be caring for them.
The Independent - Posted 30/04/2014

Eight care home workers suspended
Eight care workers at an Essex care home have been suspended after secret cameras filmed alleged poor care of residents.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 30/04/2014

Eight staff members suspended over poor elderly care
Eight staff members have been suspended from one of England's largest care homes after an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama found poor care.
BBC - Posted 30/04/2014

Sixty Icon Care home residents 'doped up', survey finds
Large quantities of anti-psychotic drugs are being given to people with learning disabilities who are resident in hospitals or care homes.
BBC - Posted 30/04/2014

Sixty Icon Let's Get Real
But this week I read something that so incensed me, I just had to respond. It was this interview given by Minister of State for Justice, Simon Hughes: Britain Should Learn From Asian and African Immigrants About Caring for the Elderly
(Dementia Just Ain't) S*xy - Posted 30/04/2014

CCTV is not the answer - Heather Spurr
CCTV in care homes will not solve the underlying issues that trigger abuse in care homes, writes Heather Spurr.
Inside Housing - Posted 29/04/2014

How will the care bill affect social care professionals?
The new legislation will bring huge changes, so it is important to be prepared for the forthcoming reforms to practice.
The Guardian - Posted 29/04/2014

‘All too often dementia in older age leads to professionals disregarding human rights'
The law should not be interpreted to fit existing resources in respect of deprivations of liberty, says Blair McPherson.
Community Care - Posted 29/04/2014

Sixty Icon ‘Why we need more occupational therapists in our care homes'
OTs can help develop the independence of care home residents and reduce hospital admissions but their use in care homes is patchy, says Karin Tancock.
Community Care - Posted 29/04/2014

Sixty Icon Eleven tips for councils on thinking creatively about adult social care
We held a workshop this week looking at ways to improve adult social services. Here's what our panel of experts had to say.
The Guardian - Posted 29/04/2014

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