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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.…
NHS hospitals will not be able to balance their books until problems in social care are addressed, health experts have warned. The Health Foundation said the gap in social care funding should be addressed in next month's Budget. The charity said failure to invest in social care is a "false…
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…
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…
Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, has been appointed as the chair to the independent root and branch Care Review in Scotland. The Review will look at the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system. It will be driven and shaped by the…
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are not receiving the help they need to get out of bed, dress or eat, according to a new report. The study from Age UK found a massive drop in the number of people eligible for social care, leaving many to fend for themselves…
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