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Support from colleagues. Whether it’s someone checking you’re alright or making you a cup of tea, simple measures can help lower stress levels , argues Brenda Birke

The Care Act puts a responsibility on local authorities to help self-funders ‘micro-commission’ care

Starting salaries stagnant across the UK and wages may fall Survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows few bosses giving staff more money

47% of parents with disabled children have visited their GP due to anxiety

Autism: does ABA therapy open society's doors to children, or impose conformity? Applied behavior analysis, widely used in the US, aims to boost communication and social skills but some critics say it ‘denies kids the right to be who they are’

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Integrated care: "Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure' in England" - on decision to ringfence more money for the Better Care Fund -shared action between local authorities and NHS.

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Ministers are claiming they are joining up the health and social care systems to improve the support given to vulnerable patients.

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Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.

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Some care home residents are becoming malnourished because not enough thought is going into the food they are given, says Wales' older people's commissioner.