by Our News Desk
A COMMISSION to tackle the crisis in NHS and social care must be urgently set up, 40 top health groups and charities have told David Cameron.
An open letter to the Prime Minister warned that the “underfunded” service was “facing...
Saturday 9th Jan 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
DELAYS in implementing a care costs cap could see vulnerable people facing unlimited expenses, MPs will warn today.
Plans to introduce a £72,000 cap on social care costs from next year have been delayed until 2020 amid fears over how councils would fund the move, which was...
Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015
SOCIAL care faces a shortfall of workers growing to almost a million people in 20 years’ time, a charity warned yesterday.
Independent Age (IA) said that, even by the end of this parliament, 200,000 extra care workers would be needed — around twice the vacancy rate of...
Tuesday 17th Nov 2015
Charity Scope finds vicious social care cuts see disabled sleeping in wheelchairs fully clothed and waiting 14 hours to use the toilet. By Lamiat Sabin
Tuesday 10th Nov 2015
ENGLISH families are often paying too much for social care because they are not getting the correct information, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) reported yesterday.
In a paper on the “top-up fees” paid by families for relatives’ care, the LGO explained the...
Friday 25th Sep 2015
TRAVELLING workers should be paid for the time they spend going to and from their first and last clients as commutes from home count as “working time,” the EU Court ruled yesterday.
People who do not have “a fixed or habitual place of work,” such as care...
Friday 11th Sep 2015
ANDY BURNHAM explains how he will reconnect the party with the hopes of ordinary people
Friday 14th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Axing funds for the College of Social Work and the professionals it supports is a direct assault on those who stand up for the most vulnerable in our society, warns STEVEN WALKER
Monday 20th Jul 2015
Dangerous budget cuts and management missives are making work tougher for those in the sector, writes STEPHEN SMELLIE
Tuesday 14th Apr 2015
BRITAIN’S biggest social care overhaul since 1948 could put thousands of disabled and elderly people at risk, charities warned yesterday.The Care Act 2014 came into force yesterday, introducing new, less variable criteria determining when local authorities will have to...
Thursday 2nd Apr 2015