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In the face of continued pressure on local authority finances, Anna Dixon looks at how the voluntary sector are stepping in to meet the needs of older adults with care needs.
The Government is spending billions keeping public services going but failing to deal with underlying problems, experts have warned.
The government’s proposed cap on social care costs would cost county councils £330m a year if introduced, new research has warned.
A new survey has revealed that 16 councils were fined for delayed transfers of care in 2016/17, a move branded as ‘frankly bizarre’ by the country’s most senior care director.
The majority of adult social care services have been rated as good, but regulators have warned the future quality of services are ‘precarious’.
The Government must fund the social care sector in order to place it on a ‘strong and sustainable’ footing, disability support providers say.
There needs to be much more engagement between STPs and the independent and voluntary adult social care sector, say representatives from the care sector.
Hampshire County Council will become the first local authority to use new Amazon Echo technology to help older people live independently in their homes for longer.
A new care model in Scotland is not ‘achieving its full potential’ despite £70m of investment from Holyrood, auditors say.
Councils have called for the Government to rethink a threat to strip them of promised cash if they fail to meet ‘undeliverable and arbitrary’ targets.