More than a million elderly and disabled people in need of care could be totally shut out of the system because of the fine print of the Governments reforms, the leaders of Britains biggest caring charities warn today.
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The National Care Line News
Million 'at risk' from Care Bill
A good cup of tea please
The most popular request by the elderly in Lancashire when asked if there are any jobs to carry out is making a cup of tea.
Lamb issues plan to integrate health and social care for all by 2018
Care services minister Norman Lamb vows to remove barriers to co-ordinated care to improve outcomes for people with long-term conditions and value for money.
Care with meals is Peace of Mind
A new community service which offers the elderly care with their meals has been launched as a groundbreaking pilot scheme in Lancashire.
Carers to receive legal rights under new laws
Hundreds of thousands of people who care for elderly or disabled relations will be given new rights to state support for the first time, Norman Lamb, the Care and Support Minister, says.
Interest-only mortgage problem? The solutions explained
Regulators have issued a stark warning on interest-only mortgages. Alan Stevens, 73, used equity release to pay off a 65,000 pound loan. We explain all the options.
Government launches care comparison website
Information to help people choose, compare and comment on residential care homes and home care services is now available on NHS Choices.
'Hospital hotels' for 30,000 elderly patients
Elderly patients will be sent to hospital hotels to recover from illnesses or falls under government plans to ease so-called bed blocking on NHS wards.