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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’.
MPs today called on ministers to outline a ‘credible, long-term plan’ to reverse the perception of English social care as a ‘source of national shame’.
Adult social care will require an extra £10bn by 2030 just to maintain the existing system of provision, a review of health and social care warns.
More person and community-led approaches are needed to help tackle increasing pressures on health and social care services, charity says.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that personal injury awards cannot be considered in the provision of after-care services. Morris Hill and Ken Slade explore what impact this judgement will have on local authorities.
Norfolk County Council has been criticised for charging a care home resident a top-up fee while her family sold her house.
NHS Digital have awarded £1.4m to projects that help ease the process of moving patients from hospitals to social care.
MPs have raised questions over the accountability of local health bodies as they warn against short-term fixes to shore up the struggling health system.