Category Archives: DOH

We need to encourage collaboration in health and social care

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are best equipped to deal with some of the most intractable and high-cost health and social care issues, such as homelessness.

Patients 'imprisoned' in care homes, report finds

The committee said it was “very concerned by what we heard about the safeguards”


The report highlighted the case of Steven Neary, who has autism and a severe learning difficulty.

Vulnerable adults are being kept virtual prisoners in care homes because of misuse of mental health laws, a House of Lords committee says.

The report expressed serious concerns that safeguards brought in to protect vulnerable patients are actually being used to “oppress” them.

It looked at how reforms passed in 2005 are working, but called for a new system to be drawn up from scratch.

The Ministry of Justice said it welcomed the report.

G8 dementia summit to be held in London next week

The number of people living with dementia will triple worldwide by 2050, according to a new report.

There has been a 22% rise in the number of people living with dementia globally since previous estimates three years ago.

Published ahead of next week’s G8 summit on dementia being held in London, the research showed 44 million people were now thought to be living with dementia.

This would reach 76 million in 2030 before hitting 135 million by 2050, the report stated.