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Report calls for better support for the UK's growing army of unpaid family carers.
Some councils in England ‘cannot go on’ without long-term funding to underpin care.
GMB investigation also found that over a thousand care users have been taken to court over debts.
Proposals for older people in England almost as costly as making all care free, say critics.
"Credible plan to sustain underfunded care sector needed this year", Public Accounts Committee report warns.
Plan could raise an estimated £2bn per year for England's struggling social care system, but opponents have branded the proposal a "care tax".
Warning comes after Ombudsman discovered Wiltshire Council had a policy of placing care users into bands.
Judge says government’s rules on exemptions ‘in conflict with the purposes of the legislation’.
Around 350,000 people could soon qualify for right to select and pay for treatments through bespoke care plan.
People who give up work to raise child relatives report benefit caps, evictions and sanctions.
Jeremy Hunt: "Too many people experience care that is not of the quality we would all want for our own mum or dad".
Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.
Labour analysis found that children's services in England are facing are £2bn funding shortfall by 2020.
New report argues that more needs to be done to encourage the development of suitable housing for older people.
Shadow chancellor accuses government of forcing cash-strapped councils to absorb cuts.
Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition.
Jeremy Hunt urged to prevent further private limited companies being established by NHS trusts in England.
Labour MP says prime minister’s defence of using temporary accommodation to house thousands of children is appalling.
Council funding cuts have reduced help for the old in deprived areas, study shows.
Landmark study strongly suggests that by 2020 austerity policies will have caused 120,000 excess deaths.
With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.
New survey reveals that many councils are struggling to provide children and their families with the support they desperately need.
Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leaders.
Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.