Live updates

Watch: Amy Welch takes a look at some of the stories you've shared with us about elderly care

All this week we've done a series of special reports into how we care for elderly people in our region.

We asked you to tell us about your experiences of the care sector - and the response was massive. You've told us some heartwarming stories of wonderful care your families have received.

You've also told us of experiences so bad they sound like something out of a horror film.

Rounding off her series, here's our correspondent Amy Welch with just some of the stories you told us.

Advertisement

Who to contact if you have concerns about elderly care in the North West

All this week we've done a series of special reports into how we care for elderly people in our region. As the series draws to a close we'd like to provide some information of how people can get in touch with relevant services if they have concerns about elderly care.

We asked you to tell us about your experiences of the care sector - and the response was massive.

The care quality commission is the watchdog that inspects and rates care services.

Ann O'Connor spoke with Debbie Westhead from the Care Quality Commission earlier today, and this is what she had to say.

If you have concerns or just want some advice about elderly relatives in care visit the Care Quality Commission website.

  • Telephone: 03000 616161
  • Fax: 03000 616171
  • To report a concern as a member of the public go here.
  • To report a concern if you are a member of staff go here.

Watch: Investigation into A&E mental health crisis

There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they've got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E.

An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.

The Government says it's investing millions in support.

Charities and people affected say mental health services are collapsing due to cuts.

Sarah Rogers has this report:

Advertisement

Watch Elaine Willcox's report on Ramadan

It is almost half way through Ramadan for many muslims who have been fasting in the region.

During the holy month those observing the fast can't eat or drink during daylight - which at the moment is about 17 hours.

Prayer and giving to charity are important aspects of the month, and Muslim families and community groups have once again encouraged people of different faiths to share Ramadan with them, as our correspondent Elaine Willcox reports.

Load more updates