Vulnerable people need someone acting as an advocate in their corner - whether it's someone in care without family, or the carer on a zero hour contract
World population is aging so fast most countries are not adequately prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people says report
Mental health charity warns 'fundamental human rights' could be at risk
Severe risk to health of over-65s who drink heavily, doctors warn as study shows many do not see themselves as hardened drinkers
Tens of thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes as further dramatic rises in the levels of the swollen Elbe and Danube rivers continued to cause chaos
The crest of the flood-swollen Danube surged towards the Hungarian capital, Budapest, today, while communities along the Elbe in Germany braced themselves for high water as the river churned towards the North Sea.
Thousands more medical students will be trained as family doctors under plans to be announced today by Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary.
Re-naming marks 75th anniversary and pledge to help two million older people within the next ten years
About 150,000 people suffer a stroke every year. A third make a good recovery within a month. Most however, have long term difficulties with speech or movement and the worst affected die.
Former manager says the retired Nigerian international is already in his 50s
David Randall on the phone call that meant his childhood was finally over
ONS figures show 'growing army' caring for loved ones for free
The new plans could lead to fines – or even prison sentences – for directors who fail to safeguard vulnerable patients in homes which they run
The Bank's new Governor, Canadian Mark Carney, is a dark horse who is needed to bring in a new beginning, says Russell Lynch
People always edit their lives on Facebook, picking photos, links and "likes" to make themselves seem as awesome as possible.
The implication that we are universally obliged to wear a poppy crosses the line