Teenagers transitioning from long-term care to independent adulthood need to be looked after. Their health, wellbeing, education and their safety are at risk
Key loopholes in the proposed cap on social care spending mean all assets won’t necessarily be protected.
The government proposes to fix social care and rescue the NHS in one go. The levy it proposes risks only scratching the surface
The UK government is set to make it compulsory for all staff working in care homes in England to get the COVID vaccine. Two ethicists discuss the pros and cons.
Even though the media exposed the negligence that led to so many elderly deaths, it continues to portray old people as faceless and voiceless, contributing to the insidious spread of ageism.
The UK government is about to reform social care, but the focus is likely to be on funding, not the companies that are allowed to have a stake in the sector.
Have ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ orders been misused under the pressures of the pandemic?
After the devastating impact of COVID, changing the culture of social care must start with valuing, respecting and rewarding the people who look after our vulnerable old people.
As the rule of six comes into force, some sectors of the media are already calling for it to be abolished.
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.
People who use home care and their carers may be even more vulnerable during a second wave.
The spotlight reveals that better funding and support are urgently needed.
There is a sad precedent of pandemic disease threatening the residents of care institutions – and of authorities not heeding the dangers.
The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
The UK government is allowing care homes and hospices to reuse leftover medicines during the pandemic. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
The seriously ill and their families often want to protect each other from thoughts of death. Conversation about end-of-life choices are, however, essential to a good death.
Dementia villages and care homes that try and recreate the past are unsustainable.
A simple method could vastly improve the quality of life of those with dementia.
Researchers have developed a new profile system that can save time and money and drastically improve patient care.
Too much money, too few targets. Is the golden child of the 1980s starting to look long in the tooth?