Social Care

Councils barred from including cost of living payments towards care costs

Disability charities feared local authorities would be permitted to use disabled people's cost of living payments as money for their care.

NHS leaders call for £10.50 an hour minimum wage for social care workers

NHS leaders warn the social care sector is at risk of losing staff without the introduction of a new minimum wage.

Adult social care charging reforms hugely underfunded, warn councils

Over 500,000 people are still on waiting lists for care assessments.

Mediocre care system continues to fail at risk children

Thousands of children in care moved every week.

National Care Service will ‘end postcode lottery’

Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland has been announced by the Scottish Government.