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The government pledges to tackle unfair care home practices

The government has finally responded to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) care home market study, accepting that consumers needed better protection from ‘unfair practices’ by care homes. It has promised...

Secretive care home contracts leave older people vulnerable

Care homes are failing to provide contracts and may be breaking the law by neglecting to explain important terms, a Which? investigation has found. 6/3/18 – The government has finally...

Best and worst care home providers revealed by Which?

Overall, more than 77,000 beds for older people in England are in sub-standard homes, Which? research has discovered. These are homes rated by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission. Our...

Half of care homes failing in parts of England

More than half of care home places in some parts of England are in facilities rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’, according to analysis carried out by Which? of data released...

‘Sandwich generation’ more worried about elderly care than childcare

You might assume that childcare would be the main issue keeping parents awake and anxious at night, but a Which? survey has revealed that 40-60 year olds worry more about...

Care home provision to hit crisis levels in next five years

Almost nine in 10 council areas across England could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 unless urgent action is taken, according to new Which? research. Our analysis...

10 ways to get the best from your GP

With the average GP consultation lasting just 10 minutes, we’ve been investigating how you can make the time count – and what your doctor is really thinking when you’re in the consultation...

What care homes don’t tell you – families face unexpected bills

A Which? investigation finds families potentially faced with unexpected care home bills and unfair contracts. Find out how to avoid care home pitfalls.

Revealed: the hidden air pollution in your home

Revealed: the hidden air pollution in your home

10 things you need to know before buying a mobility scooter

With Spring in the air, Which? experts tell you ten things you need to know before buying the best mobility scooter

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