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A cap on care costs and an asset threshold will be included in the Government's social care funding consultation, a health minister has said. But Tory frontbencher Steve Brine stopped short of repeating his party's manifesto figures, which included a pledge to ensure a person's assets do not dip below…
A new research project led by academics at the University of Sheffield will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK’s social care system. With an ageing population, shortages of staff in home and residential care, and growing reliance on unpaid carers, the question of how to…
A senior Tory MP has urged Theresa May's Government to quickly resolve social care funding, telling ministers: "Just get on and do it." Sir Nicholas Soames questioned why a "sane national plan" similar to those produced by other countries does not exist in the UK. He suggested the Tories should…
More social care cuts will hit elderly and disabled people due to a funding shortfall, leaders of adult social services have said. The annual survey of 151 directors of social services in councils across England found there are plans to save £824m from social care costs, with at least 39%…
A levy on workers of around £360 a year would help tackle the social care funding crisis, a public services think tank has suggested. Under the plans set out by Reform, based on a similar model in Germany, a compulsory insurance scheme would see working-age adults pay a monthly sum…
Reform of social care must not be "swept under the carpet" campaigners have warned, as ministers promised to consult on the way the system is funded. Downing Street insisted Theresa May remained committed to facing up to the challenge of caring for a rapidly ageing population. However the Conservatives were…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to…
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