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Premier League football clubs may face legal action over lack of accessibility for disabled fans

Charley Walker, News Editor , 16-Jan-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Premier League football clubs have been highlighted as having inadequate facilities for fans with disabilities and could face legal action if they fail to change. A new report by the Culture, Media and Sport

Local communities inspired to tackle loneliness with £2.7m lottery fund

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 13-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

A pioneering UK-wide project to tackle loneliness through community collaboration has received £2.7m from the Big Lottery Fund. People living in Wales, Glasgow, Northern Ireland and Cambridgeshire are being

Emotionally intelligent robot plays games with elderly and keeps them active

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 12-Jan-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

An emotionally intelligent robot has been created to help older people stay connected with their family and friends and to help them maintain a healthy level of cognitive and social activity. ElliQ, an advanced

'Undignified' 15 minute home care visits: still the norm for 34 councils

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 11-Jan-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Thousands of disabled and older people are still receiving 15 minute homecare visits in England because almost a quarter of councils (22 per cent) – 34 - are ignoring Care Act guidance to stop the practice. While

HC-One buys Helen McArdle's 20 care homes and home care business

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 10-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

Care provider HC-One has acquired 20 care homes in the North East of England from Helen McArdle Care and its ‘At Home’ business. The acquisition on 10 January involves 1,343 beds from 19 existing care

Alzheimer's drug can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, say scientists

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 09-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been found to naturally encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, significantly reducing the need for fillings, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. Scientists

PM pledges mental health support to fight 'hidden injustice'

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 09-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to find people with mental health issues more community-based alternatives to going to A&E or seeing a GP, in a package of measures announced today. Seeing a GP or

MPs call on Theresa May to create cross party review for social care

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 06-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May is being urged to invite all parties to engage in a cross-party review with the aim of finding a sustainable funding solution for social care before 2020. The request was made in

Inventors battle it out with wheelchair that goes up and down steps and phone controlled by winking

Sue Learner, Editor , 06-Jan-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Inventors working to improve the lives of people with disabilities are battling it out in a Dragons’ Den style global competition. Entries for the contest which pushes the boundaries of technology to benefit

Age UK loneliness programme helps older people feel 'happier and less nervous'

Charley Walker, News Editor , 06-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

Age UK is calling on the Government to put the issue of loneliness firmly on its agenda, following promising results of a pilot programme to combat loneliness. The charity created its programme ‘Testing

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of learning and memory loss in older people

Charley Walker, News Editor , 05-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down natural brain shrinkage in older people, which is commonly linked to decreased learning and memory ability, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of

Living near a busy road increases risk of dementia, study reveals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 05-Jan-17 article from 'News' section

New research published in the journal The Lancet has revealed that people living in close proximity to a main road have an increased risk of developing dementia, a condition currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK. According

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