Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

Social care crisis compromising NHS services and creating postcode lottery for care

The continuing crisis in social care is having significant effects on hospital services, encouraging people to swamp A&E departments. The CQC’s an...

Hancock offers extra £240m to social care to ease winter pressures in NHS

An emergency £240m will be pumped into the social care system to try to winter pressures, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. Speaking ...

Social care providers struggling to recruit and retain enough staff

Adult social care is struggling to recruit the professionals needed to provide vital services and ease the NHS’s burden. That’s the conclusion of tw...

Number of older people needing round-the-clock care set to double by 2035 in England

The number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next 20 years, according to a n...

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...