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Adult social care ‘under stress and strain’, chief inspector warns

Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said.

Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.

There were 30,000 allegations of abuse of people using social care services in the first six months of this year, according to the newspaper.

‘We need a revolution in the care sector’

‘We can’t rely on the state for support’

Broadcaster and carer Beti George claims the current vision for dementia care is not fit for purpose

06:00, 5 August 2015
By David Deans

She claims a shift in attitudes is essential to cope with the tragic disease in Wales

A shift in attitudes and care for people with dementia is essential to cope with a disease that will touch all of us, says broadcaster and carer Beti George

We can no longer rely on state support for people with dementia, a respected Welsh broadcaster is due to say at the Eisteddfod today.

East Coast Truckers prepare for 30th anniversary of convoys to Pleasurewood Hills

For almost 30 years they have taken disabled and disadvantaged children on a day trip they will never forget.

The East Coast Truckers are at the Forum as they prepare for their 30th bank holiday convoy to Pleasurewood Hills on August 30.

Youngsters have been sitting in the trucks and having photos taken by parents, while history buffs are enjoying a photo display of Norfolk haulage companies from years gone by.