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Local government leaders have proposed a series of tax increases as ‘possible solutions’ to paying for adult social care over the long-term.
The introduction of an un-costed cap on social care would have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for local services, county council leaders have warned.
Healthcare data specialists have called for a reappraisal of the ‘care home crisis’ after discovering care homes have more capacity than was thought.
The Government has invested nearly £4.5m into programmes to refer patients to community services such as walking clubs or arts activities.
There are over seven and a half million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative — one million more than in 2005, new study reveals.
James Brokenshire is considering new models of devolution as he seeks to extend further powers to local areas, the communities secretary has insisted.
The number of older people living with an unmet care need has risen by nearly 20% in two years, an ageing charity warns.
The process by which local authorities provide support to people with mobility issues is too ‘complex and varied’, elderly persons charity warns.
Social care must be treated as an equal partner of the NHS if integration is to succeed, a report has found.
The majority of councils with social care responsibilities say that national taxation must be ‘part of the solution’ to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.