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Social care workforce challenge underestimated

The scale of the workforce challenge in social care has so far been underestimated, research by Nuffield Trust has revealed. An election briefing document said...

Concerns over ability to provide care worse than ever, survey finds

Concern amongst directors of adults social services in England about their ability to provide the care and support they are required to by law...

Action needed to improve lives of older people, say commissioners

Two commissioners have called on political parties to set out how they will improve the lives of older people. The Commissioner for Older People for...

Tim Hammond departs Four Seasons

Four Seasons Health Care chairman Martin Healy has stepped in as chief executive of the provider on an interim basis. Tim Hammond left the business...

Conservatives to build cross-party consensus to solve social care

The Conservatives plan to build cross-party consensus to help solve issues in social care if it stays in power. Setting out its vision yesterday (Sunday...

Plaid Cymru pledges free social care

Free social care at the point of need is one of the key proposals outlined in Plaid Cymru’s manifesto. Plans would be delivered through a...

Labour pledges to fix care system at ‘risk of collapse’

The Labour Party has pledged to provide free personal care for over 65s, with the ambition to extend this to all working-age adults, if...

Lib Dems plan to ring-fence £7bn a year for NHS and social care

The Liberal Democrats plan to ring-fence £7bn a year to be spent on NHS and social care services. Publishing its manifesto yesterday (Wednesday 21 November),...

UKHCA calls for £8bn injection in social care

An extra £8bn per year should be injected into the sector, with councils and the NHS required to work with providers to calculate and...

ARCO seeks commitment over retirement community growth

Political parties are being asked to support the growth of the retirement community sector in their manifestos. Government policy in the UK has so far...