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18 December 2015 Last updated at 10:14

Vital care services 'remain at risk'An elderly woman

Vital care services for older and disabled people in England are still at risk - despite government attempts to protect the sector, care leaders say.

Hands of an elderly personCouncils reject 2 in 3 for care

Two-thirds of older and disabled people who turn to their local councils in England for help with care are turned away, figures show.

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HandsNick Triggle: Is the care costs cap doomed?

The introduction of the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020. But despite assurances by ministers that they are still firmly committed to the cap, there are doubts about whether the plans will become a reality.