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Fears people may be forced into care homes because of health cuts

A charity has warned elderly or disabled people may be forced out of their homes because of cuts to health budgets.

An investigation carried out in Greater Manchester by a disability charity, fears the move is being considered, if it costs less to look after people in a care home.

Salford MP Barbara Keeley has described the situation as 'deeply worrying'

Mel Barham has spoken to one man, who's worried about his long term future.


Hospital goes from "Special Measures" to "Good"

A hospital trust put into Special Measures in 2014 after the death of a number of babies has now been rated "Good" by the health watchdog.

Inspectors have found that the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has made significant progress across most services.

They include Maternity, Gynaecology and End of Life services. Amanda Stanford is from the Care Quality Commission.

Daughter's anger after her dad died waiting for assessment

Abbie's father James Harrison was a Community Centre manager in Liverpool for 35 years but his health deteriorated when he was made redundant.

Doctors disagreed when he was declared 'fit for work' after a Work Capability Assessment, even though he had a serious lung condition and depression.

He died of heart failure still waiting for a second medical assessment to prove he was ill after Job Centre staff wrote to his GP telling them not to issue him any more sick notes.

His daughter has been speaking to Elaine Willcox:

The Department of Work and Pensions says, "Our welfare reforms are increasing the support and incentives for people who move into work, while keeping an important safety net in place for those who need it."


Watch: Toddler grazes knee and gets life-threatening heart condition

The parents of a young girl left with a serious heart condition after cutting her knee say a lack of basic first aid changed their daughter's life forever.

Abbi Holland was just three-years-old when she fell over and scraped her knee.

She developed a rare infection which led to her needing open heart surgery and she now has to take medication for the rest of her life.

Her parents are trying to spread the word about how important basic first aid is they to make sure no child, or adult, has to go through what Abbi has been through.

Our correspondent Amy Welch went to meet them

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