Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Social Care

Elderly man suffers after council splits him from his wife

Ombudsman says council "made inadequate efforts to help the man see his wife".

‘The Forgotten Angels’ – Why we must act now to prevent a collapse of Social Care

One woman speaks out about the desperate need to support a social care system on the brink of collapse.

1 in 4 working carers consider giving up work due to pressures of balancing work and caring responsibilities

Research finds that 1.6 million working carers struggle to combine their work and care responsibilities.

Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’

Health Secretary urged to recognise the contribution of care workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Government urged not to remove Care Act rights from disabled people

Removing rights and protections from disabled people who are most at risk from Coronavirus cannot be justified, say charities.

Tories face legal action over ‘failing’ patients with learning disabilities and autism

Health Secretary given just 14 days to respond to a threat of legal action by the equalities watchdog.

Care providers forced to cut support for vulnerable adults due to spiralling wage costs

One in five organisations are offering care to fewer individuals as a means of balancing the books.

Care home owners refuse to refund family despite investigation finding mother was neglected

Workers abused and neglected an elderly resident in a Bradford care home.

Over 80s save Government £23bn a year through unpaid care

Over 80s provide 1.2bn hours of unpaid care a year, new figures from Age UK reveal.

Law change means 100,000 more people will get personal health budgets

NHS 'Long Term Plan' aims to expand personalised care to more vulnerable people with care needs.

Council took too long assessing disabled woman’s care needs, says Ombudsman

Somerset Council accused of taking too long to assess a vulnerable woman’s care needs.

2.6 million mid-life workers expect to leave their job to care for a relative

Government urged to invest in long-term and sustainable social care funding so that more people can remain in work.

Featured News

1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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