Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

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...

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...