Government handling of social care during pandemic attacked
MPs have delivered a blistering attack on the Government’s handling of social care during coronavirus.
Older carers ‘forgotten’ by care system says charity
Older carers have been ‘forgotten’ by authorities despite them bearing the brunt of the pandemic, a charity has warned today.
Social care 'tipping point in nine years'
Failings by councils and government mean the crisis in social care and specialist housing for older people will reach a tipping point in nine years, law firm Irwin Mitchell has warned.
Think-tank in widening age gap warning
The Resolution Foundation has warned of a widening age gap across council areas and called on Whitehall to reconsider its approach to local government finance.
Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme
The Government has been warned older EU nationals living in the UK could be shut out of public services or be put at risk of deportation.
Coastal councils to be hit most by ageing population
Coastal local authorities will struggle most to deal with the impact of an ageing population with urban councils having the youngest age profile, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.
Future Forum: Spending Review crucial decision for ministers
The next Spending Review will involve the biggest non-Brexit decision ministers will make during this Parliament, including how to find an extra £18bn of fresh spending cuts, the Institue for Fiscal Studies has warned.
Accounts Commission in new finance warning
Finding ways to save money is now an ‘increasingly critical’ activity for cash-strapped councils, Scotland’s local authority watchdog, the Accounts Commission, has found.
Older renters ignored by housing policy, charity claims
Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.
Javid finds extra £166m in final settlement
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.
May could be defeated on council finance
Tory MPs have warned the Government they are willing to mount a rebellion over the finance settlement for councils.
Further delays for social care green paper
The Government has further delayed its green paper on care and support for older people until summer 2018.
MPs back social care system overhaul
A poll of 100 English MPs has found just one in 10 believe the current social care system is suitable for the UK’s ageing population.
Homecare market under growing pressure
The continued under-funding of adult social care is placing the homecare provider market under a lot of pressure, councils have warned.
Power of attorney system 'deeply flawed'
One of Britain’s foremost experts on safeguarding the elderly has warned that the power of attorney system is deeply flawed.
Ombudsman report prompts fresh DoLS reform calls
Fresh calls have been made for urgent reforms to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system after people were found waiting for proper assessments for years.
75% fail to meet fees deadline
Almost three-quarters of councils did not notify providers of disability care about their 2016/17 fees in a timely fashion, Care England has claimed.
Social care system in 'imminent' danger
One in eight older people are failing to get the care they need, demonstrating the ‘imminent’ danger the social care system is in, a charity has warned today.
‘No council tax to fix social care gap’
The Welsh Government has ruled out using council tax to help plug the devolved nation’s social care funding gap.
Warning over future for care home providers
Councils have called for ‘urgent and genuinely new’ funding for social care amid fresh warnings that more providers could go out of business.