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Nearly seven million people who have accessed health and social care services in the past five years have had concerns about their care but never raised them, according to new research.
The Supreme Court has granted carers the right to appeal in the ongoing sleep-in shift legal battle with a the mental health charity Mencap.
The Government has launched a new national recruitment campaign to help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector.
Councils are reducing spending on alcohol and drug treatment services despite ‘soaring’ numbers of hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse, FOI data reveals.
Local authorities which are developing social care projects using digital technology are to be given a £1m boost.
Elderly care homes are spending an average of just £2.44 per resident on food, according to new research.
Councils across the country are already using digital technology in a variety of ways to improve and support services for elderly and vulnerable groups, and the Government wants to see an even wider take-up of the range of technology available. Paul Dinsdale reports.
Less than a quarter of local authority chief executives and social care directors regard their relationship with the NHS as good with data sharing being a particular problem, according to a survey by The MJ and BT.
Turbulent waters lie ahead in 2019, says Mark Whitehead, and councils will need to watch events carefully
Geed up by a spirit of entrepreneurialism, councils up and down the land were busy exploring new ways to respond to their communities in 2018.