Hand-reared Humboldt penguins, Pringle and Charlie popped in to Mountbatten Grange in Windsor to greet residents.Read the full story ›
There are growing fears that there could be 100,000 fewer care staff when the UK leaves the EU.Read the full story ›
A protest is being held in Southampton today against proposals to close the last two care homes run by the city councilRead the full story ›
A nursing home for the elderly in West Sussex has been closed over safety concerns.Read the full story ›
Fairmile Grange care home in Christchurch has defended its decision to offer "more modern-style activities" at the request of residents.Read the full story ›
Two care homes in Kent are set to close after councillors recommended shutting them.
The future of the Dorothy Lucy Centre in Maidstone and Kiln Court in Faversham had been hanging in the balance.
Today councillors decided care and day services at both sites would be phased out.
Officials say those using the centres will be able to use facilities elsewhere.
“I would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation and the comments we received resulted in changes being made to our proposals. Following our considerations, we are confident that alternative, quality services for people using the Dorothy Lucy Centre in Maidstone and Kiln Court in Faversham will be secured.
“People are living longer, with more complex needs. They want to remain at home with dignity and they rightly expect more choice in their care. These homes, because of their age and condition, will very soon be no longer fit-for-purpose to meet these changing needs.
"As a result, we have concluded that the closure of these facilities, and securing the provision of alternative care, is the best outcome for the wellbeing of older people in these communities.”
The nurse who ran the Orchid View care home in Sussex, where neglect contributed to the deaths of five people, has been struck off.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council heard Nirmala Read. falsified and shredded the records of a patient who suffered a stroke. Jean Halfpenny had been given three times the correct amount of medication. Mrs Read did not attend the hearing. She has twenty eight days to appeal the decision.
Residents are being moved from a care home on the Isle of Wight following the launch of a police inquiry in to the death of five people.Read the full story ›
A 100-year-old grandmother is being threatened with legal action over a disputed nursing home bill. This report by John Ryall includes an interview with Violet Davies's grandson Dean Davies
A 100-year-old grandmother is being threatened with legal action over a disputed nursing home bill.
Violet Davies, from Seaford, who's blind and deaf, has been given two weeks to pay nine thousand pounds - or be taken to court.
Her family have described the council officials who issued the threat as "heartless".
But East Sussex County Council say they're not convinced Mrs Davies is unable to pay. John