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A new report has highlighted 'serious concerns' over the future quality of neighbourhood services and adult social care unless councils receive adequate funding in the next spending review.
Voluntary providers have urged Whitehall to shore up the ‘fragile social care system’ as local authorities table £700m worth of savings this financial year.
A fifth of carers in England have not received an assessment in the past year, with nearly three-quarters suffering from mental ill health, council leaders have warned today.
The sector’s ability to respond to crises such as a care provider failure could be hit after Whitehall demanded cuts to a key improvement programme, senior councillors have been warned.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) could face costs of £110,000 for social care over the course of their lifetime, according to the MS Society.
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of robotics in public services. David Rees outlines some of the latest developments and discusses how they can be deployed ethically and effectively.
The number of elderly people requiring 24-hour care is set to double by 2035, social care experts have warned.
England’s means-tested adult social care system has been ‘left behind’ that of other developed countries, an older people’s charity has found.
The majority of MPs believe councils should receive more funding for adult social care services, a new poll has revealed.
More than one in 10 older people will have to pay at least £100,000 for their care, but most are not saving to cover the cost, according to new research.