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The National Autistic Society is encouraging autistic people across the UK, and their families, to talk to their local general election candidates about autism, by holding candidate coffee mornings. The charity has produced a range of resources to help set up the meeting and decide on what topics to focus…
NHS trusts are expected to have seen a shortfall of as much as £750 million in the last financial year, a health chief has said. Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said its estimates showed health organisations had failed to meet the £580 million deficit target set by the…
The Tories pose a "shambolic threat" to the income of pensioners, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said. Ms Dugdale attacked Prime Minister Theresa May for a "chaotic" and "humiliating" U-turn over capping the costs elderly people could face when paying to be looked after. That combined with Conservative plans…
Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls. Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, the Prime Minister announced that proposals…
Conservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performing local authorities, a former pensions minister has warned. Sir Steve Webb, who was a Liberal Democrat minister in the coalition under David Cameron, said there were wide…
Tory plans to shake-up funding for social care could see nine out of 10 English homes eligible to be put on the market to cover treatment costs, the Liberal Democrats have said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called for a national cross-party campaign to combat the so-called Conservative "dementia…
Theresa May's manifesto showed the Tories had returned to being the "nasty party", Labour said as it warned 10 million pensioners would lose their winter fuel payments under her plans. The Prime Minister's policy platform, which saw her vow to govern for "mainstream Britain" and deliver a strong economy after…
Theresa May has defended her plans to reform the funding of social care, saying it was essential to ensure fairness "across the generations". Under the proposals set out in the Conservative manifesto, thousands more people will have to contribute to the cost of their care - although they will not…
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