Ministers urged to ensure council staff have access to fuel
Ministers have been urged to introduce emergency measures to ensure local government workers continue to have access to petrol amid the UK’s fuel crisis.
Families under pressure
As energy and food costs soar and pandemic financial support comes to an end, Chris Mahony asks what impact the pressures on low income families will have on stretched local authorities.
Social care plan is quickly losing its sheen
The Government has a plan for asset protection but still does not have a proper plan for social care, says Richard Humphries. ‘No wonder so many involved in social care are so deeply disappointed.’
ADASS warning over settled status
Many older and vulnerable European nationals living in the UK may still not have applied for settled status, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) fears.
Tackling the social care workforce crisis
When it comes to social care Solace believes we need a more strategic and sustainably funded approach to talent development specifically, and workforce, more generally, says Graeme McDonald.
ADASS 'perplexed' at social care plans
Adult social care experts have said they have been left ‘perplexed and concerned’ after last week’s announcement by the Prime Minister.
Care services weathering summer surge
Directors of adult care services have faced a spike in demand over the summer months, according to new figures published today.
Staff shortages leaving care at ‘breaking point’
Social care pressures and demand are ‘higher than ever before’ amid a national workforce shortage, the Government has been warned.
Social care chief reports 'unprecedented' pressures across the country
Isle of Wight Council’s social care chief has said a local incident where vulnerable people could have been left without care highlights the ‘unprecedented’ pressures happening across the country.
Reserves used to meet ‘avalanche of need’
A third of councils have resorted to using reserves to meet adult social care overspends, an extensive survey has found.
Experts urge action on care on eve of PM's crunch meeting
Social care leaders have written to the Prime Minister, chancellor and health secretary, demanding a resolution to the adult social care crisis on the eve of a top level crunch meeting tomorrow.
What next for the social care market?
Martin Samuels sets out five principles we can draw on in creating a sustainable market in social care and says we must not allow fear to stop us moving forward.
Squeezing the balloon
Resources for social care are down and demand is pent up and rising says Iain MacBeath, but now must be the time to realise people’s ambitions for more flexible personalised support.
Connecting up for care and wellbeing
New remote monitoring approaches in London should enable care home residents and those living with long-term conditions in their own housing to get the healthcare they need, says Fay Sibley.
Where has the care gone?
Social care is in an even more precarious position that ever. But the Queen’s Speech lacked the ‘clear plan’ promised by the Prime Minister nearly two years ago. Ann McGauran reports.
Queen's Speech: No funding pledge on social care reform
The Queen’s Speech fell short of including a social care Bill and there was no pledge on funding.
With the public finances in an ‘astonishingly difficult’ position, will the Government prioritise the investment needed to ensure a long-term future for social care - and what is its vision? Ann McGauran reports from the ADASS spring seminar.
Social care reform proposals will come later this year, pledges Hancock
The Government will be bringing forward proposals later this year for the reform of social care, says secretary of state for health and care Matt Hancock.
Social care ‘unfinished business’ for Tories
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said reform of the adult social care system is regarded as ‘unfinished business’ by the current government.
Town halls told: Don't depend on COVID cash
Councils need to wean themselves of COVID cash to fund social care before it runs out at the end of June, a director has warned.