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Chris Packham - Asperger's and Me: 'People find me weird which is why I live in a wood'

Sue Learner, 18-Oct-17 article from 'Features' section

Wildlife TV presenter, Chris Packham, has spent 30 years on the TV “trying to act normal”. Now he has decided to bare all in an extremely candid documentary, revealing what it is like living with autism. It

Robots to care for elderly and check if they are happy or sad

Sue Learner, 16-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Robots are being created to help care for older people, find out if they are sad, happy or angry and check they are hydrated and have taken their medication. As well as caring for older people, researchers

Hospices provide more outstanding care than any other service, says CQC

Melissa McAlees, 13-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Nine in ten hospices across England have been rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ‘outstripping the performance’ of any other service. The CQC’s report titled ‘State

Dementia 'hotspots' in UK revealed

Angeline Albert, 12-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

The areas hardest hit by dementia in the UK have been revealed in two interactive maps – with areas on the South coast among the worst affected. For the first time, people can see the impact of dementia in

Nurse numbers fall with Brexit exposing workforce 'fragility'

Angeline Albert, 12-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

The number of nurses in the NHS has fallen for the first time since April 2013, sparking The King’s Fund to warn that Brexit has 'exposed the fragility of NHS workforce planning', a day after the Prime Minister promised more money

Care staff give good care in 'toughest climate' but CQC warns it's 'unsustainable'

Michaela Mildenhall, 10-Oct-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Most adult social care services are rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its latest annual State of Care report but the watchdog warns this is only because of the hard work of staff working in extreme conditions,

Depressed elderly shouldn't miss out on help because of a 'stiff upper lip' attitude, warns charity

Melissa McAlees, 10-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Half of older people experience mental health problems, but many feel they have to keep a stiff upper lip and soldier on rather than seek help. According to YouGov’s research, depression is both the most

People with challenging behaviour should only be hospitalised as 'last resort', says NICE

Michaela Mildenhall, 09-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

People with challenging behaviour should be only be treated in a mental health hospital or a residential setting as a last resort, according to new draft NICE guidelines. According to the guideline committee,

Ethnic minorities care for elderly better, says care minister

Angeline Albert, 04-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

People have a lot to learn from ethnic minorities about how to care for their own ageing relatives and friends, care minister Jackie Doyle-Price has said. Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative

New app makes people's homes dementia friendly

Michaela Mildenhall, 04-Oct-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

An app has been created to make people’s homes more dementia friendly, with advice on how to change the light, furniture, colour contrast and reduce noise. It takes 20 minutes to assess a two-bedroom house,

Jeremy Hunt's plan to train 25% more nurses criticised as 'too hospital-focused'

Angeline Albert, 03-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised the number of nurses in training would rise by 25 per cent and the Government would make it easier for people to become nurses without needing a degree. In his

Unions attack Government and 'minimum wage cheats' in home care 'sleep-in' row

Melissa McAlees, 29-Sep-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government has announced a one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement for ‘sleep-in’ shifts while it establishes whether the sector needs further support. Organisations, including charities, had

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