Adult social care
Select committee chair urges scrapping of social care Green Paper
A senior backbencher has called for the social care Green Paper to be scrapped.
Uncertainty 'unacceptable' for council budget planners
Financial uncertainty in local government has reached an ‘unacceptable’ level, it has been claimed.
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.
Investing to save in Havering
Havering LBC came third in the iMPOWER list of the top councils for providing adult social care. Barbara Nicholls says an ‘invest to save’ model has reduced demand for long-term services.
Government misses fifth deadline for social care Green Paper
The publication of the Government’s long-awaited adult social care Green Paper has been delayed for a fifth time.
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.
Hampshire invests £67m in care tech project
Hampshire CC is to invest up to £67m in technology in a bid to improve care and bring down costs.
Councils transfer services amid healthcare trust closure
A healthcare trust running care services across two counties has announced it is likely to close.
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.
Sunak rejects care funding criticism as 'unfair'
Opposition MPs have challenged the Government on the issue of adult social care funding.
NHS organisations label social care funding a 'national disgrace'
The state of social care has been branded a 'national scandal and disgrace’ by a coalition of medics.
EXCLUSIVE: Government must 'step up' on adult social care
The council ranked the best at delivering most for the money it spends on adult social care has called on the Government to ‘step up’.
Shared values breed success
Redbridge LBC is ranked number one in the iMPOWER adult social care productivity rankings. Cllr Mark Santos and Adrian Loades describe the council’s winning approach.
MHCLG yet to agree no-deal Brexit escalation process for care provider failure
Marsham Street has still not agreed its ‘escalation process’ in the case of a no-deal Brexit causing social care provider failure, a leaked document has revealed.
Top 10 adult care councils
Building on the ranking tables included in iMPOWER’s report Which Councils Are Best?, Jeremy Cooper reveals the 10 councils achieving most for the money they spend on adult social care.
Counties urge Whitehall to ‘look again’ at social care funding formula
County councils have voiced concerns over the Government’s proposed formula for funding adult social care.
EXCLUSIVE: Sector fumes over lack of pre-Brexit briefing
Councils have threatened to walk away from Government attempts to engage with them on Brexit amid growing frustrations about the response to their concerns.
We need to rethink our attitudes to older ‘perennials’
The state and society should stop assuming everyone over the age of 55 is elderly, and target scarce resources in health and care on helping those who really are getting on a bit, the over-80s, says Michael Burton.
Using technology to make a real difference in social care
Mathew Kendall and David Rees outline how Barnet LBC is increasingly adopting technology-enabled care, integrated into a ‘strength-based’ approach. The early results have been positive.
Rotherham scandal continues to hit council finances
The aftermath of Rotherham’s child exploitation scandal continues to hit council finances with an overspend of nearly £16m in its children and young people’s directorate.