Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

Social Care: “lack of agreement on what should be done is major barrier to progress”

There has been a worrying lack of progress on social care reform, leading think tanks conclude in a new analysis. The Health Foundation and The King’s...

Credible plan to sustain underfunded social care sector needed this year

The adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff, claims a committee of M...

Hunt outlines the seven principles underpinning the Social Care Green Paper

The Health and Social Care Secretary spelled out the seven principles that will underpin the green paper on the reform of social care for older adults this...

“Social care cannot continue as Cinderella service – without valued and rewarded staff”

The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce, a report finds. The National Audit Office r...

Dilnot Commission proposal of social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

A £72,500 cap on social care costs due to come into effect in England will be scrapped, a health minister says. The proposed cap on an individual's car...

Care home giant Four Seasons teeters on the brink of administration

A debt-laden care home chain with around 17,000 vulnerable residents is on the brink of collapse amid a row between its wealthy backers. Four Seasons He...

Funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog

The UK care home market is grappling with an unsustainable £1bn-a-year funding gap that could spark a string of closures across the country, the competiti...

Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt...

Only 1 in 10 MPs in England believe the social care system is suitable in UK

Only 1 in 10 MPs in England (10%) believe that the current social care system is suitable for the UK’s ageing population. And 86% of MPs in England be...

Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade

The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales, according to a study. This represents an incr...

Tories unveil manifesto pledges on social care including £100k “capital floor”

The Tory Party has launched its manifesto a head of the General Election with its proposals for social care grabbing the headlines. The proposals involv...