Cross-party cooperation crucial to social care reform, says report

Cross-party cooperation is a key component to social care reform that England can learn from Germany. In its report, What can England learn from the...

Overstretched social care system leading to deaths, says charity

Almost 500 people died in Scottish hospitals while waiting to be discharged last year, with the vast majority held up by health and social...

Carers sacrificing own health to care for relatives

Unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health to prioritise care for relatives, which is putting added pressure on health and social care services. Carers are...

Real estate executives confident over retirement living opportunities

Nine in ten real estate professionals expect demand for retirement living to increase over the next five years, making it the most popular residential...

Yellowhammer document warns of risks to providers

An increase in inflation following the UK’s exit from the EU could ‘significantly impact’ adult social care providers because of rising staff and supply...

Petition calling free personal care delivered to PM

A petition calling on the government to introduce free personal care for older people has been delivered to No 10. Staff and campaigners from Independent...

System failing children with SEND, report finds

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the help they should, with local authorities coming under growing financial pressure as...

Children’s Commissioner calls for more SEND funding

Political parties are being advised to provide adequate funding for special education needs and disabilities (SEND) support, as part of a manifesto set out...
Social care organisations write to minister over mental capacity changes

DHSC to launch second phase of recruitment campaign

The Department of Health and Social Care will launch the next phase of its recruitment campaign as it continues to try and get more...

Council plans to close care homes as part of a £50m programme

A £50m modernisation programme to build five extra care facilities in South Wales could see four care homes for older people close. Rhondda Cynon Taf...