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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…
Conservative plans for social care have been branded a "missed opportunity" to solve the existing crisis facing older people, with a charity boss saying a solution seems as far away as ever. The party's manifesto includes plans to fund increased spending on social care by withdrawing the winter fuel payment…
Conservative plans for social care have come under fire from the author of a major review of the issue, who warned elderly people would be left "helpless" to control the cost of their care. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will offer protection from the cost of social care for…
The author of a major review of social care has accused the Conservatives of failing to tackle the central problem in the sector with their landmark plans for reform. Sir Andrew Dilnot (pictured) said the proposals show a "less than full understanding" of the problems of social care and would…
Substantial improvements are required in some health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh, following a joint inspection of services in the city carried out by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The report, published today, assessed how well health and social work services provided by the…
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