Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

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...

Social care needs a long-term fix, working on a cross-party basis and involving the sector

An all-party group of MPs has called on the next Government to urgently review how social care is funded in the long term and address serious threats to so...

Review on the future of social care funding by next Government desperately needed

The Government needs to urgently review how social care is funded in the long term and address serious threats to social care provision, a committee of MPs...

One in ten councils have cut adult social care spending by more than a quarter

Across England as a whole, spending by councils on social care per adult resident fell by 11% in real-terms between 2009–10 and 2015–16. Published f...

Report reaction: “Patients are unfairly suffering the consequences of deliberately underfunded NHS”

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation “This report reinforces how difficult it is to transform services when budgets are so tight. T...

Any extra investment in social care must be beneficial across care and health

A head of the Budget tomorrow, NHS Providers, the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine ar...

Extra funding for social care: “this is a national crisis that needs a national solution”

Dr Eileen Burns, President of the British Geriatrics Society “BGS welcomes any changes to funding of social care that help to address the current cris...

Government unveils “inadequate” funding package for social care

The government aims to bail out social care services by allowing councils to raise an extra 3% from their local population this year through the council ta...

Ministers consider council tax rise to cover social care funding shortfall

Local authorities could be allowed to make a further increase in council tax to pay for social care. Ministers in England are discussing ways to invest ...

NHS faces difficult winter as demand for care increases, report says

Big rises in demand for healthcare mean the NHS is heading into winter with its finances under pressure and performance against several key indicators at t...