07Jun 2017

By 2025 the number of people over the age of 65 who will need care could rise by 25 per cent to 2.8m in England and Wales. This could result in more people with disabilities such as dementia. The Lancet Public Health journal published research which showed the number of people living into old age […]

01Jun 2017
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

Earlier this month five local clinical commissioning groups considered the idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases. Nothing has been decided yet, but the National Autistic Society says it is “deeply concerned” about the plans. The local CCGs cover Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth and Sutton. The National Autistic Society has […]

22May 2017
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Theresa May had promised, in her manifesto, that older people will not receive a cap on their social care costs but those with as much as £100,00 in savings and assets will no longer be required to pay for their social care. As it stands, care home residents with savings and assets (including the value […]

21May 2017
The Ridout Report. Green swirl grass image.

A recent investigation has shown that police recorded 1,200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016, the BBC has found. More than one assault a day was reported in England and Wales, an investigation by File on 4 revealed. Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, has said: – “That […]