Tag: Social Care

Labour: NHS Cannot Survive Five More Years Of David Cameron

The NHS as you know it cannot survive a second term of Tory-led government, says Labour.

Meals On Wheels For Vulnerable Adults Down 63%, Says Labour

220,000 fewer meals were delivered to pensioners and vulnerable adults over the last five years, says Labour.

‘Flying Care’ Visits Leave Elderly And Disabled With ‘Impossible Choices’

A Freedom of Information Request reveals how three quarters of councils in England are providing just 15 minutes of care for vulnerable people.

Letters: Better Care Fund Is Underfunded

The implementation of the 'Better Care Fund' was rushed through with unrealistic savings targets, late revisions and poor management, writes Cllr. Sam Corcoran.

Older People Rely On Disability Benefits, Study Finds

Older people more likely to receive welfare payments than council-funded services or support by carers

Fines From Bank Libor Rigging May Be Used To Close Hospital Disability Units

Report calls for new charter of rights for people with learning disabilities after Winterbourne View scandal

Failure To Provide Same Sex Carers Can Impact Dignity, Says Ombudsman

Care providers must make every effort to supply vulnerable clients with same-sex carers, says ombudsman.

Social Care Funding Spiralling Into A £4.3 Billion ‘Black Hole’, Experts Warn

Social care funding for the elderly and disabled is facing a £4.3 billion shortfall by the end of the decade, experts are warning.

Ed Miliband Accused By Carers Of Failure To Back Pay Strike

Labour leader called on to make a public statement of his support for carers on strike in his constituency

Britain Faces Future Divided By Rich And Poor, Poverty Commission Warns

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade

£8.2 Million Grant To Help Train Social Care Workforce In Wales

The Welsh Government has set out how a multi-million pound grant will be used to support the essential training of the social care workforce in Wales.

60% Of Family Carers Pushed To ‘Breaking Point’, Warns Charity

Cuts to health and social care funding are pushing 60% of carers across the UK to breaking point, a leading UK charity has warned.

Tax Loophole Driving NHS Pharmacy Sell-Off, Say Unite

Hospital pharmacies are being privatised at an alarming rate because of a ‘toxic combination’ of the government’s health act and an unfair loophole in VAT rules.

Disabled People’s ‘Right To Control’ Care Support Will Not Be Rolled Out Nationally, Admits Minister

An evaluation found that the 'right to control' "may not have resulted in any measurable" positive impact for disabled people.

Care Home Neglect Complaints Up 13% Since 2011

Figures show that there has been around 109,000 investigations into alleged abuse and neglect cases in residential care homes since 2011, an increase of 13%.

Welfare News Service Summary – Week Ending Sunday 22 June 2014

Links to all of the news reports and press releases published by the Welfare News Service (WNS) in the last week.

Labour Councillors Battle To Save Cheshire Care Home From Tory Closure

A number of respondents to a public consultation were concerned that a decision to close Mountview Care Home had been taken and that it was a done deal.

Council Failed To Provide Adequate Respite Care For Severely Disabled Child

A Lancashire family missed out on quality time together for more than two years, because the county council did not provide the correct support to their severely disabled daughter

Calls For Five-Year Health And Social Care Funding Commitment

A five-year commitment to transform health and social care funding is urgently needed to avoid the care system spiraling towards a deeper crisis, council leaders are warning today

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations...

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Improvements To Adult Social Care Complaints Process Make It ‘Easier’ To Raise Concerns

People who want to raise concerns about adult social care in England can now benefit from a new arrangement between the sector’s regulator and ombudsman.

New £2 Million Fund To Help Older People Stay Healthy In Their Homes

The coalition government has announced that a new £2 million fund will be made available to help community and volunteer-led projects provide extra support to older people next winter.


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