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MPs have called on the Government to remove the ‘cliff-edge’ in the benefit calculation that could see many carers lose their allowance.
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’.
The viability of nearly 70% of the care sector is at risk from the unresolved sleep-in care crisis, a new survey has revealed.
The Government has announced it would be extending support under Universal Credit to families looking after children who might otherwise be in the care of the local authority.
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread due to staff ‘burnout’.
Manchester City Council has pledged to pay an extra pound to the city’s lowest-paid home care staff in a move to help retain carers.
Tax campaigners are calling for a change to the regulations so that carers are not disadvantaged when supporting adults who self-fund their care.
Two thirds of councils are ‘unaware’ of how many disabled adults in their area are currently being cared for by family and friends at home, a disabilities campaign group has revealed.
Care home workers in Birmingham have balloted to go on strike in protest at job losses and new shift patterns.
Pharmacists and meals on wheels staff could help tackle the UK’s ageing crisis by encouraging elderly people to take exercise, according to campaigners.