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Coronavirus emergency Bill: what it means for social care

Coronavirus emergency Bill: what it means for social care

The new emergency Coronavirus Bill proposes to ease the burden on frontline NHS and care staff. Here's what's changing for social care.

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8 ways older people can stay safer at home

8 ways older people can stay safer at home

The majority of people want to stay independent for as long as possible, but accidents can happen in the home. We explore the simple steps that could keep you safer in later life.

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Which? reveals huge NHS care home funding variations across England

Which? reveals huge NHS care home funding variations across England

Which? reveals huge regional disparities in who gets NHS continuing healthcare funding and explains how to apply.

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The rising cost of a care home

The rising cost of a care home

The average cost of a care home in the UK increased to £33,852 a year in 2018-19. This was the largest annual hike in 10 years.

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Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

People who don't agree with the council's decision about their care are likely to be faced with a long-winded complaints process.

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Common hearing aid problems and what to do about them

Common hearing aid problems and what to do about them

We look at some common issues people have with hearing aids and how to tackle them and get used to hearing aids.

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NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

We've found that those with the most complex medical needs still contend with a postcode lottery in having their care costs outside of hospital funded by the NHS.

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Revealed: the best and worst riser recliner chairs we’ve ever tested

Revealed: the best and worst riser recliner chairs we’ve ever tested

Our latest tests have unearthed the best riser recliner chair we’ve ever reviewed – it’s really comfortable and simple to use.

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Acorn Stairlifts may be breaking laws against pressure selling

Acorn Stairlifts may be breaking laws against pressure selling

Which? has caught one of the UK’s largest stairlift companies, Acorn Stairlifts, using pressure tactics to try to convince elderly home owners to make a decision on-the-spot. Which? researchers found...

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The myths of growing old: how to plan for a positive later life

The myths of growing old: how to plan for a positive later life

The inevitability of a care home… Having to downsize… Needing to sell the family home to pay for escalating care costs. There are some persuasive so-called truths about later life,...

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