Monthly Archives: January 2012

Elderly ‘robbed of dignity’ by failing social care services

Full-time carers who are forced to leave their jobs to look after frail relatives are being “pushed to breaking point”

By , Political Correspondent

10:00PM GMT 02 Jan 2012

Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are being robbed of their dignity by England’s failing social care services and left at risk of “terrible abuse and neglect”, David Cameron has been warned.

An unprecedented coalition of more than 60 government advisers, charity directors and independent experts is demanding “urgent” and “fundamental” reform to care and home help services in England.

Thousands are forced to sell their homes and use up their savings to pay rising care bills each year, while businesses are losing experienced staff who are forced to quit to look after their relatives.

Scotland: Disability charities given £700,000

Monday 2 January 2012

Charities working with disabled people and their carers are to receive almost £700,000 in Scottish Government funding.

Published on Monday 2 January 2012 11:13


The money will go to 18 organisations which help people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and sensory impairments.

The cash injection is to help the organisations expand and improve the information they provide as they support people to access care services.

Britain’s wealthiest landowner cares for the wounded soldiers



Britain’s wealthiest landowner has converted a country estate into a centre for wounded soldiers


By Kate Cunningham


BRITAIN’S wealthiest landowner has bought a country estate to convert into a £300million centre for wounded soldiers.


The Duke of Westminster intends to donate the 354-acre Nottinghamshire estate of Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.

It has 35 bedrooms, a theatre and a huge outdoor swimming pool and has previously changed hands for £6.25million.