A ‘persistent lack’ of local authority funding is pushing care homes closer to the brink of failure, report reveals.
More than two thirds of people underestimate the real cost of care they will face when they retire, according to new figures.
A long-term strategy and more resources are needed to support the planned integration of health and social care services in Scotland, finance experts warn.
A quarter of care home residents whose care is supposed to be free are being forced to pay top-up fees, according to Age UK.
The learning disabilities sector faces a funding crisis after a tribunal ruled support workers must be paid six years of back pay, a charity has warned today.
Vulnerable adults are being let down by ‘poor’ social work practice, Ombudsman reports.
Over a dozen local authorities have been selected to receive tens of thousands of pounds worth of funding for projects which use digital technology to transform social care.
Care homes are flouting legal requirements and surprising families with ‘unexpected’ bills and ‘unfair’ contracts, analysis reveals.
An ageing population, fragmented families and housing affordability are among the challenges the local government sector will face over the next two decades, report says.
Home care workers are still being ‘exploited en masse’, union leader says in the wake of a major review into modern employment practices.