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The under-pressure social care sector in England is reportedly in line for a funding boost in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget next month. According to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), additional "stabilisation" money will be overseen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which regulates the sector in England. It comes after…
As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council Tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is endorsing the LGA´s call for government to provide new money for social care.…
Social care services will continue to be cut despite extra funding, council chiefs warned after the Government confirmed its local government funding package for next year. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid (pictured) confirmed proposals in the local government finance settlement for 2017/18 to provide £900 million for social care in England.…
Town halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned. Local authorities are being pushed "perilously close to the financial edge" and most will have to continue to divert funds into social care services "at breaking point", the Local…
The chief executive of Britain's biggest local authority is to leave his post as the council grapples with a multi-million pound budget black hole. Mark Rogers is stepping down from his £180,000-a-year post with Labour-led Birmingham City Council just months after the authority was told it would need to plug…
This experimental statistical first release provides national and local level information on the children and family social work workforce in English local authorities for the year ending 30 September 2016. This experimental statistical first release includes information on: number of children and family social workers number of agency workers working…
There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there was an "unprecedented" rise in mortality in England and Wales and a possible explanation behind the spike could be the "relentless…
Services for children and young people in Moray need to make important improvements, inspectors have said. It follows an inspection which identified key weaknesses in the way services were being delivered by the Moray Community Planning Partnership. The inspection looked at how well a wide range of services were working…
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