By Mithran Samuel
Councils turn back on care for older people
Nearly three-quarters of councils are restricting access to publicly-funded care services to people with substantial or critical needs, Commission for Social Care Inspection figures show.
Source:- The Guardian Thursday 22 November 2007 page 4
Under-sevens ‘too young to learn to read’
Children should not start formal learning until they are seven, according to nursing education expert Lilian Katz, from Illinois University, who will today address an international conference on nursery schooling at Oxford University.
Source:- The Guardian Thursday 22 November 2007 page 14
Dementia sufferer wins fight for free care
A 94-year-old woman with dementia has won a High Court battle for the NHS to pay for her care home fees on the basis that she is eligible for continuing health care.
Hilda Atkinson will receive £43,000 to cover the costs of her nursing care between January 2004 and July this year.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph Thursday 22 November 2007 page 16