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New drug discovery research to tackle the growing health epidemic of antimicrobial resistance will soon be underway, thanks to an agreement brokered by the Medicines Discovery Catapult.
Barbara Keeley believes there needs to be a shift in language if there is ever to be a consensus in parliament on funding social care. After more than 20 years fighting the sector’s corner, the shadow minister is ready to deliver change. She talks to Nicholas Mairs
The Work and Pensions secretary has announced a major U-turn over disability payments.
Hft, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has given a cautious welcome to the news that Jeremy Hunt has now been appointed Secretary of State for Health & Social Care in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
Former Care Minister Norman Lamb MP repeats calls for a cross-party review of the health and social care funding settlement, to ensure it is sustainable in the longer term following news this week that tens of thousands of patients will have their operations delayed.
A new strategy to help kids with alcoholic parents could be a New Year’s lifeline for thousands experiencing what I and so many others have gone through, says Jon Ashworth MP.
A charity which looks after the victims of domestic abuse has warned that “vital opportunities” to save lives are being missed because specially trained staff are not working in hospitals.
Social care charities have rounded on Philip Hammond after he failed to commit further cash to the sector in yesterday's Budget – despite its prominence during the general election.
Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, has commented on the Autumn Budget 2017.
The practice of lurching from crisis to crisis and using Budgets to sanction one-off cash injections must now come to an end, says Independent Age.
Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs, currently set at £72,000 goes ahead, finds new research from Independent Age.
A controversial plan to force elderly people to pay for the cost of their social care by selling their home had "more right about it than wrong", according to a government minister.
A minister has re-ignited the row about the so-called ‘Dementia Tax’ after she said older people should not treat their homes as “an asset to give to their offspring".
The Government has some hard truths to face about the “outrageous” treatment of social care workers across the country, a Conservative MP declared at the Health and Care Forum debate at Conservative party conference.
New report by the British Red Cross reveals that local authorities are struggling to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce, or delay the need for care as set out in the Care Act 2014.
Independent Age Behind the Wheel guide launches to help older people
Lord Lipsey argues that the Government has 'wriggled out' of David Cameron's pledge that people will not have to sell their home to pay for care.
A new poll of 101 MP's commissioned by Independent Age, the older people's charity, finds strong support for a cross-party consensus to create a lasting settlement for social care.
We hope this acquisition with be a positive step for both residents and staff.
Councils have been warned they face having their funding cut unless they reduce delays for discharging NHS patients in their area.
One in three cases of dementia could be potentially prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.
Labour has lashed out at the Government after it emerged 40% of NHS mental health services in England are falling below safety standards.
A new parliament gives politicians the chance to think afresh about the challenges facing our ageing population, says Independent Age.
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money.