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Most people who rely on social care workers to safeguard or support them will know the valuable contribution they make every day. The sector works in every part of Wales, providing care and support through a range of independent, voluntary and statutory partners, to help people live the lives that…
Significant investment is needed to improve the quality of care for dementia patients despite new recommendations, a charity has said. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) published an updated guideline on dementia, but the Alzheimer's Society said it is "just a starting point". It is the first…
A multi-billion pound increase in NHS funding will "go down the drain" unless action is taken on social care, a leading medic has warned. Labour peer Lord Turnberg, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians, stressed the need to prioritise this area. He was responding to the Government's…
Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority employees believe residents do not receive the help and support when they need it. A survey of 21,000 workers…
A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the care system in England and Wales. Professor Kate Morris, Head of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Sociological Studies, along with PhD students Calum Webb, Permela Sehmar and…
The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara Darzi and Lord David Prior, now Labour and Conservative peers respectively, have proposed a number of radical reforms that would…
The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, a third (31%) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to…
Adult social care spending is 9% lower than a decade ago, despite councils pumping extra cash into the system at the expense of other services, a new report has warned. Despite efforts to increase funding this attempt to prop up social care was unsustainable given the pressure on local authorities…
The NHS has unveiled plans to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays, freeing up thousands of beds ahead of next winter. Around 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in hospital every year but many are well enough to be discharged, NHS England said. Health bosses will aim to reduce this…
The international expert who authored a report to transform Northern Ireland's health care system has said he is not concerned about the lack of devolved government to drive it. Almost two years ago, Professor Rafael Bengoa made a number of radical recommendations to make the health and social care system…
Adult social care is increasingly fragile and requires more short-term Government funding to tide it over until reform measures are introduced, a report warns. Despite a £2.3 billion boost this year the sector remains at risk from market failures, reduced investment in prevention and the continuing knock-on from the NHS…
Children are being pushed towards violent street gangs by a social care system that focuses money on a small number of the most serious cases, the Children's Commissioner for England has warned. A report commissioned by Anne Longfield found that £4.3 billion - around half of the children's services budget…
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