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Pensioner, 92, lives without heating for SIX MONTHS after sheltered housing firm fails to carry out repairs

Pensioner, 92, lives without heating for SIX MONTHS after sheltered housing firm fails to carry out repairs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Florence Wood (pictured) from Melton, Suffolk, was has had no central heating in her home since September 2012 after Flagship Housing failed to make repairs.
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New care czar to protect elderly after Mid Staffordshire report - Telegraph

New care czar to protect elderly after Mid Staffordshire report  - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A powerful new post aimed at protecting the elderly and other vulnerable adults in care homes is to be created as ministers prepare to react to the report into the failings of Mid Staffordshire hospital.
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Social care reforms could trigger deluge of legal disputes, MPs warn

Social care reforms could trigger deluge of legal disputes, MPs warn | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Impact of capped social care on local authorities not adequately thought through, says cross-party group of MPs and peers
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Mobility News: Over-65s Discontent With Recent Budget, According To Stannah-Commissioned Survey

Mobility News: Over-65s Discontent With Recent Budget, According To Stannah-Commissioned Survey | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A survey commissioned by leading stairlift manufacturers, Stannah has found that a significant proportion of over-65s are concerned about the 2013 budget.

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Council budget cuts leave care cap in pieces - Morning Star

Council budget cuts leave care cap in pieces - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Pensioners said today that government plans to cap their care costs would be trashed by cuts to council budgets.

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Government wants tenants in old people’s homes

Government wants tenants in old people’s homes | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The government has confirmed plans to place council tenants in the homes of older people going into residential care, in an attempt to boost Britain's housing stock.

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