Sunday, December 6, 2020

Social Care

Elderly ‘At The Mercy’ Of Care Home Price Hikes

As many as 22,000 care home residents have seen care costs increase by an average £900 in the last year, says Citizens Advice.

Pay Care Workers The Living Wage, Sturgeon Tells Councils

Nicola Sturgeon has called on councils in Scotland to support a funding proposal that would see all care workers paid the Living Wage.

15 Minute Homecare Visits Should Have No Place In A Caring Society, Says Unison

Nearly three-quarters of local authorities in England are still limiting homecare visits to just fifteen minutes, report warns.

Savage Social Care Cuts A ‘Silent Catastrophe’ For Vulnerable People

Damning new report highlights the catastrophic human cost of social care cuts on vulnerable groups.

NHS Chief Demands Political Consensus On Funding Elderly And Social Care

Simon Stevens says key to tackling the challenge of paying for care of ageing population is ‘intergenerational fairness’.

One Million People Caring For A Terminally Ill Loved One This Christmas

More than one million people will be providing care and support for a terminally ill loved one this Christmas, according to Marie Curie.

‘Grave Concern’ Over Potential Changes To ‘Vital Benefit’

Carers UK warns of "serious repercussions" for carers if the budget and responsibility for Attendance Allowance is devolved to local authorities.

‘The Future For Adult Social Care Looks Bleak’ Under Tories, Warns Think Tank

The UK is heading towards the bottom of the OECD league table for spending on adult social care, a leading think tank has warned.

MPs Warn Older People Will Suffer Due To Delays In Care Cost Cap

Public accounts committee says cuts in local government could mean costs fall on other services, carers or people cared for.

More Spending Cuts Will Damage Economy, TUC Report Warns

Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.

Adult Social Care Sector Faces ‘Huge’ Staffing Crisis, Report Warns

Adult social care in England is facing a huge staffing gap of 200,000 care workers by 2020, according to a new report.

Mental Health Services Under ‘Huge Pressure’ – The Guardian

Funding cuts are putting mental health services under 'huge pressure', with less than 20% of users saying they receive adequate support in a crisis.

Social Care For Disabled People At ‘Crisis Point’, Warns Charity

Cuts have meant that disabled people who rely on social care for their independence are often left to go hungry and isolated from the rest of society.

This Week On Welfare Weekly – 17 October 2015

UN Investigates ‘Grave And Systematic’ UK Human Rights Violations – Call For Evidence The United Nations team are also expecting to meet with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, members of parliament, individual campaigners and disabled people’s organisations, representatives from...

Plaid Cymru Would Abolish Social Care Charges

A Plaid Cymru government would abolish social care charges for the elderly and people with dementia, it has been announced today.

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