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Richard Turner explains how local authorities can steer a course through the changing tide of care.
Council leaders have welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling that social care providers will no longer be required to pay £400m in backpay to carers doing sleep-in shifts.
The amount expected to be spent on children’s social care in 2018/19 is up 6.8% or £542m compared to the figure in 2017/18 budgets, latest figures have shown.
National health policy needs to recognise the ‘cost-effective benefits’ of initiatives designed to tackle loneliness, local government leaders say.
Nearly 1.5 million emergency hospital admissions could have been avoided if the right care was provided sooner, MPs have warned today.
Adult social care employers contribute £38.5bn to the English economy and create 1.5 million job roles, according to a new report.
Local authorities have taken more than 1,000 people to court for social care debt over the past two years, according to GMB.
Council leaders have warned the rise in emergency hospital admissions will only be addressed with a long-term, sustainable approach to funding social care.
'Big, brave and bold decision-making' is needed to tackle the crisis in adult social care, local government leaders have warned.
A shocking new social care survey, which found a quarter of respondents were unable to maintain basics like washing, dressing, and visiting the toilet, has revealed a system ‘unfit for purpose’.