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Most of us want to live interdependently – in lives full of friendship, love, purpose and meaning. We also want some independence – to make choices about our lives, and to be able to undertake the basic activities of daily living (dressing, washing, eating) how and when we want. If…
There is a "credible risk of service disruption" at one of the biggest home care providers in England, inspectors have warned.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has raised concerns that Allied Healthcare may not be able to continue to operate after November 30.The company is one of the largest home care…
England's chief care inspector has warned of "shocking" failings over people in care homes.Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care, said some care services had put patients at risk of "harm and potentially death".She also lambasted some services people receive at home, saying that…
The overwhelming majority of people have not made any plans for how they will pay for adult social care in old age, a survey has revealed.The Local Government Association (LGA) said just 15% of adults questioned said they are planning ahead for paying for care they might need in the…
The crisis in England's care system is escalating - with overworked staff not even having the time to take elderly people to the toilet or give them a wash, according to a new report.Unison said there was an urgent need for "real investment" to tackle issues such as staff shortages.A…
Union and council leaders in Glasgow say they have had a “positive and constructive” meeting following a two-day strike over equal pay.Hundreds of schools were closed and care services affected when more than 8,000 members of the Unison and GMB unions walked out on Tuesday for the 48-hour strike –…
Councils in the UK have been accused of "buying homecare services for older people on the cheap".The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) said its report "exposes the scale of underfunding" of the sector and is calling on the Government to fund care at a more sustainable level in the forthcoming…
New figures from NHS Digital show that local authorities received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care support in 2017-18, an increase of 1.6 per cent on 2016-17 and equivalent to 5,100 new requests per day. These requests were received from 1.3 million people; those aged 65 and over…
Thousands of council workers have marched through Glasgow in a strike over equal pay which has shut hundreds of schools and affected home care services.More than 8,000 Unison and GMB members walked out on Tuesday in a 48-hour strike - believed to be the biggest of its kind.Around 12,500 workers,…
Hundreds of schools and nurseries will be shut and home care services affected as Glasgow City Council workers strike in a row over equal pay claims.The two-day industrial action on Tuesday and Wednesday, which involves more than 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions, is believed to be the…
Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced the first project to be backed by the £100m Transformation Fund, to develop new models of health and social care. Developed by the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board, the Me, My Home, My Community project integrates health and social care to bring…
Union organisers are running a mobile advert campaign in a bid to drum up public support for a planned 48-hour strike of thousands of council workers.Around 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions are due to walk out on a two-day strike on Tuesday in a long-running row over…
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