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Organisations call for commitment to fix care system

Social care and support must be top of the next government’s agenda, a group of charities and councils have said in an open letter. The...

Lib Dem leader calls for cross-party consensus to solve social care

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has called for political parties to come together to solve the social care crisis. During an ITV Election Interviews...

Workforce strains ‘exacerbated’ by Brexit, says cabinet secretary

Social care workforce pressures are being ‘exacerbated’ by uncertainty over the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union. Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health...

NMC chief executive vows to represent adult social care

Andrea Sutcliffe has vowed to fly the flag for adult social care sector in her role as chief executive and registrar of the Nursing...

Dementia care costs to treble over next two decades

The cost of social care for people with dementia will nearly treble over the next 20 years, research has revealed. While the number of people...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Charity calls for £8bn to stabilise social care services

The next government must invest £8bn over the next 24 months to stabilise exiting social care services, a charity has warned. Age UK said emergency...

Think tank calls for ‘bold reform’ agenda to help tackle social care ‘crisis’

A package of interventions covering funding, workforce and ethical commissioning has been proposed to help reform adult social care. A report published by the Institute...
Financial strain for ‘sandwich’ generation, YouGov poll finds

Care workers to benefit from living wage pay boost

Some care workers will be set for a pay boost as the living wage rates rise to £9.30 across the UK and £10.75 in...

Councils need billions of pounds to pay for adult social care, IFS says

English councils will need billions of pounds over the next parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care. Analysis...

£1.5bn ‘leaks out’ of care sector each year, says CHPI

One-tenth of the UK care home industry’s annual income ‘leaks out’ through rents, fees and profits, a report has claimed. Out of a total income...