Older people

All the latest news from the Department of Health that relates to older people.

Bowel cancer campaign is relaunched

Be Clear on Cancer

The Department of Health has today relaunched the Be Clear on Cancer bowel cancer campaign. Incorporating TV and radio advertising as well as face-to-face events around the country, the campaign, … Read more → – Bowel cancer campaign is relaunched

Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

The National Audit Office (NAO) sent a memorandum to the Public Accounts Committee during July 2012 in which they say considerable progress has been made in implementing the Adult Autism … Read more → – Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. … Read more → – Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

Developing the use of direct payments in residential care

The Department wants to identify local authorities that would like to be involved in developing the use of direct payments in residential care. The White Paper ‘Caring for our future: … Read more → – Developing the use of direct payments in residential care

Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

The health and care champion group and the dementia friendly communities champion group, which are working as part of the PM’s Dementia Challenge, would like to hear your views. You … Read more → – Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

Draft Care and Support Bill published

The draft Care and Support Bill has been published. It creates a single law for adult care and support, replacing more than a dozen different pieces of legislation. It provides … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill published

Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

An Alzheimer’s Society training programme, supported by funding from the Department of Health and the HC-One care home group, is being rolled out to 150 care homes across the UK. … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions