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A care time bomb is ticking with the number of older people affected by chronic conditions and disability set to soar in the next eight years, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that by 2025 there could be 2.8 million people over 65 years of age needing care in England and…
Are you interested in learning more about the life stories art form? Award-winning arts charity Re-Live is running two five-day training programmes to help health and social care professionals who are involved with the arts and artists develop their life story skills. Participants will be asked to reflect on their…
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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