The wide variation in the way councils use deferred payments for social care costs could put the Conservative’s new plans on ‘shaky foundations’, a former minister has warned.
Almost a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support, warns charity as they call on the major political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos.
The ‘astronomical’ costs of dementia care could take over one hundred years to save for, a mental health charity warns.
The ‘alarming’ funding gap in social care has resulted in at least 400,000 fewer people in England receiving the care they need, health study reveals.
The capital’s trainee black cab drivers are to start delivering medicine ‘on-demand’ to elderly patients in an effort to cut down on avoidable hospital admissions.
Government figures claiming councils can raise £1bn through the social care precept are massively inflated from the sector’s calculations, it has emerged.
Councils should be given the freedom to decide how best to spend the £2bn social care funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said today.
The adult social care market is ‘broken’ with services now bought at prices that are unsustainable, a damning report has warned.
Care firms have ended contracts with 95 councils, warning they are unable to deliver services on the amount they are being paid, a new investigation has revealed.
Thousands of vulnerable people are being detained in care without sufficient checks, a new report has warned today.