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The funding gap in Welsh social services will jump by a whopping three-and-a half times by 2020-2021, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has warned.
Local authorities cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.
What issues will the main political parties be focusing on in the upcoming local elections? Mark Whitehead investigates.
Council bosses have warned they do not have the adequate powers and resources to deliver statutory services in a new survey.
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread due to staff ‘burnout’.
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.
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.
Council leaders have warned the choice of care homes will get worse as charity reveals quality of homes in one in five local authority areas dropped last year.
Most emergency social care cash has been spent on tackling immediate crises, a new study has found.
Public sector finance experts have urged the Government to increase funding for social care by £14bn in a 'wish list' for a forthcoming review.