Let’s make a collective effort
Julie Ogley argues that we need to take a wider view that puts the focus on the integration of adult social care with all other key public services.
Providing a clear picture of care
By bringing financial and care quality data together to be accessed in one place in real-time, 11 councils are reaping the benefits of a regional collaboration. Iain MacBeath explains.
A journey starts with a single step
Places like North Yorkshire have never been well funded by governments, according to Richard Webb. He says we will need to see the final departmental settlement detail of the spending round announcements, but at first look the news is very welcome.
Preventing the EU’s workforce exodus
What could the implications of a no-deal Brexit - if it happens - be for the already beleaguered adult social care system? Ann McGauran talks to Julie Ogley, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, about the key risks.
Care White Paper must change ‘frightening picture’ of future
A charity has called for wholesale reform of the care sector in the Government’s promised White Paper after figures revealed the depletion of providers.
Directors urge action ahead of new immigration rules
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has urged action as Government considers whether to exempt the care sector from new immigration rules.
Report: 580,000 more social workers needed by 2035
More than 500,000 social care jobs in England will need to be filled by 2035, a new report has predicted.
MPs 'not listening' after Panorama social care documentary
Westminster politicians are still not listening to councils, according to the council leader who laid bare the plight of social care to camera crews.
A case of cuts and a confidence crisis
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ annual survey reveals a pessimistic sector. Martin Ford reports.
Pressures eroding protection of adult care budgets, survey finds
Councils are struggling to protect social care budgets, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ (ADASS) annual budget survey has suggested.
Minister in plea for cross-party care consensus
Care minster Caroline Dinenage has said she 'would dearly like there to be cross-party consensus' on funding for social care.
Social care precept 'avoided catastrophe'
The introduction of the social care precept ‘avoided catastrophe’ but the sector still faces a funding gap of at least £15bn, a senior figure told The MJ’s Future Forum today.
Risk-taking in social care provision can yield results, study finds
Councils have been urged to be more ‘courageous’ in their adult social care provision.
DToC figures due to social care on the rise
Winter pressures have been blamed for a rise in the number of delayed transfers of care (DToC) due to social services.
Two-thirds of councils say they have brought in or increased charges for social care
Two-thirds of councils in England who responded to a freedom of information (FOI) request said they have introduced or increased charges for care and support services in the past three years.
FoI and the hidden side of safeguarding
FOI responses show more than half of the councils approached had reported incidents in the last three years of staff not following safeguarding guidance. But context is crucial to understanding what the data may be saying
Cracking the code
The complexity of the budgetary challenges faced by English councils has raised the alarm within the sector about its ability to resist future financial shocks. Will CIPFA's new resilience index help? Ann McGauran reports
Pay rises to swallow extra £650m for care
Councils hoping that the Chancellor’s Budget promised extra £650m for social care might ease some of the financial pain in the sector will be set in for an unpleasant surprise.
Warnings of 'bun fights' and help offered to Hancock at conference
Funding woes dominated the opening speeches of the National Children and Adults Services conference in Manchester.
Hancock praises over-40s tax
A tax increase for the over-40s could be introduced to bridge the adult social care spending gap after the health secretary praised the idea.