Sunday, December 6, 2020

Social Care

Homecare Providers Pushed To The Brink By Low Council Fees

Independent and voluntary homecare providers have been pushed to the brink of withdrawing care, or going out of business completely.

Social Services Unlawfully Deprived A Disabled Woman Of Her Liberty

Somerset Council social services unlawfully deprived a severely disabled adult of her right to a home life, a judge has ruled.

Home Care Visits Should Last At Least Thirty Minutes, Says Watchdog

Home care visits for elderly and vulnerable people should last for at least half and hour, the health watchdog says.

Social Care Cuts ‘Put Patients At Risk’

The care sector is calling on the UK Government to do more to tackle the 'crisis' in social care.

‘Devastating’ Tory Attacks On Disabled People Cannot Go Unchallenged, Says Comedian

Francesca Martinez has launched a petition calling for a full impact assessment into cuts to support for disabled people.

Social Care Chief Savages Failing System For Elderly

Chief inspector blames poor leadership and cuts as fresh figures show 150 abuse claims each day.

Caroline Lucas To Present Bill To Reverse Tory Health And Social Care Law

Green MP has cross-party support for NHS reinstatement bill, which would abolish bodies such as NHS trusts and restrict commercial interests.

ILF: New £20m Fund To Support Disabled People In Wales

A new £20m fund to replace the axed Independent Living Fund (ILF) comes into operation for disabled people in Wales today.

Disabled Protesters Stormed Parliament To Deliver A Letter, Say Campaigners

Disabled protesters attempted to storm parliament to deliver a letter to speaker John Bercow, say disability campaigners.

Government Has Underestimated Adult Care Costs, Say Auditors

The government has underestimated the care costs of thousands of elderly and disabled people, says the National Audit Office.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 34 (06/06/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

Green Party Demands Free Social Care For ‘All Who Need It’

Natalie Bennett said Britain "could afford to pay for social care for all who need it, were it not for the misguided policy of austerity".

£1bn Further Cuts To Social Care Will Hit Tens Of Thousands, Say Experts

Council care bosses urge ‘sustained and substantial’ extra funds to help older and disabled people in England.

Skills Shortage Risks Shortfall In Health And Social Care Workers

A skills shortage and ageing workforce is risking an imminent shortfall in the number of health and social care workers, according to new research.

Tory Cuts Could Push Tens Of Thousands Of Home Carers Onto the Dole, Warns Charity

Home carers who look after elderly relatives with Alzheimers could be forced into unemployment, warns the Alzheimer's Society.

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