Council criticised after mishandling disabled man’s homelessness application - Community Care

Community Care have reported that two adults were placed in unsuitable accommodation as the ombudsman warned local authorities were 'struggling to cope' with growing homelessness.

Care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds - The Guardian

The incidents highlighted by the report centred on Mendip House, part of Somerset Court. People with autism living in a care home in Somerset were taunted, bullied and humiliated by staff, a review has found. 

Workers at the home run by the National Autistic Society threw objects at residents and teased and swore at them, the report from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) says.

Ageism and Neglect: Over 1,000 daily reports received across the UK - The Telegraph

The Telegraph have recently published an article claiming that abuse of older people makes up the lion's share of adult cases across the UK, with over 1,000 reports of suspected abuse coming to authorities on a daily basis.

"In total 364,605 concerns of abuse were raised last year under a new statutory framework which is supposed to prevent vulnerable adults falling through the cracks."

Jeremy Hunt becomes Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - Community Care

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as secretary of state for health and social care in this week's Cabinet reshuffle. Hunt and his department, which has been renamed 'The Department of Health and Social Care', will continue to have responsibility for both health and adult social care policy, but they will also be given responsibility for the green paper on social care for older people, which had previously sat with the Cabinet Office.

New Hate Crime Partnership website launched

National Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) runs from the 14th – 21st October 2017. It is an opportunity for people to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how we can respond to it if we witness or are victim to it.This can help to ensure people report instances of hate crime, victims get the support they need and those committing hate crimes are brought to justice.

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