Tag: Social Care
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.
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.
Survey shows that only 1 in 4 social workers feel England's adult social care system is 'fair and safe', due to devastating funding cuts.
HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap Society.
Recruitment experts warn Brexit poses a threat to the availability of skilled care workers, at a time when the sector is already struggling to retain staff.
Seven years of cuts to social security benefits and health and social care budgets have eroded disabled people's rights, equality bodies warn.
Rising inflation is exacerbating benefits cuts, says Child Poverty Action Group, making it harder for parents to make ends meet.
Charities call on the government to provide more support for unpaid carers, including regular respite breaks from caring.
Councils forced to exceed their budgets by £605 million in order to protect children at immediate risk of harm.
Professional group joins Labour in warning that claimants for children born of non-consensual sex may be criminalised.
There are a number of ways that care can be funded.
Analysis shows each person affected may lose £9,800 after government announces raising pension age earlier than planned.
The Care Quality Commission has underlined the inadequate quality of care in examples of English care and nursing homes that failed their inspections.
Local authorities plan to find £824m of savings, meaning they will be spending £6bn less on social care than in 2010 when austerity began.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says taking £300 annual payment away from millions of pensioners would contribute to rise in winter deaths.