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Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has submitted evidence to a Low Pay Commission consultation on the impact of National Minimum Wage rates by warning that unfunded increases in the National Living Wage are pushing many providers in the sector to the brink.
Dods Monitoring's Daniel Laing writes about the latest developments on social care policy including a call from 21 select committee chairs and 98 MPs writing to the Prime Minster calling for a cross-party commission.
Ministers must produce a plan to save the struggling social care system this year - or risk the sector ending up “on its knees”, a powerful group of MPs has said.
Ahead of his question in the House of Lords on Thursday 3rd May, Lord Blunkett writes for PoliticsHome on improving the experience of passengers requiring assistance when travelling through airports in the UK.
Independent Age are calling on the government to establish a national point of contact for bereavement, with a pathway to ensure everyone who needs it gets good quality, timely support.
With just a year to go until Brexit, a learning disabilities charity is calling for greater clarity around the impact on the social care sector, as it is estimated that the cost of replacing staff could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds for providers.
Council services could suffer decades more austerity under plans to reform local Government funding, a top think tank has said.
Hft, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has expressed its concerns over the lack of any social care provision in the Spring Statement. The charity had previously called on the Chancellor to flesh out its thinking on the government's planned 'parallel body of work' on adult social care.
Ahead of his Adjournment debate on the provision of respite care for vulnerable adults on Teesside, Alex Cunningham MP writes that families and vulnerable people deserve better than a menu of weaker provision to give the illusion of choice on respite care.
The Government has today (Monday 12 March) announced a £40 million investment in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI).
Ahead of Philip Hammond's first Spring Statement, Hft, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, is calling on the Chancellor to provide clarity on the government's planned "parallel body of work" on the future funding of social care.
Labour has piled into the Government after the official spending watchdog laid bare the cash crisis facing local councils.
British Safety Council says our understanding of changing risks to health, safety and wellbeing needs to improve, in a new report about the future of work.
Disabled people face substantial extra costs for essential goods and services, new research from Scope finds.
In 2018, we should expect disabled citizens to be included equally in society to their non-disabled peers says Baroness Campbell of Surbiton.
New drug discovery research to tackle the growing health epidemic of antimicrobial resistance will soon be underway, thanks to an agreement brokered by the Medicines Discovery Catapult.
Barbara Keeley believes there needs to be a shift in language if there is ever to be a consensus in parliament on funding social care. After more than 20 years fighting the sector’s corner, the shadow minister is ready to deliver change. She talks to Nicholas Mairs
The Work and Pensions secretary has announced a major U-turn over disability payments.
Hft, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has given a cautious welcome to the news that Jeremy Hunt has now been appointed Secretary of State for Health & Social Care in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
Former Care Minister Norman Lamb MP repeats calls for a cross-party review of the health and social care funding settlement, to ensure it is sustainable in the longer term following news this week that tens of thousands of patients will have their operations delayed.
A new strategy to help kids with alcoholic parents could be a New Year’s lifeline for thousands experiencing what I and so many others have gone through, says Jon Ashworth MP.
A charity which looks after the victims of domestic abuse has warned that “vital opportunities” to save lives are being missed because specially trained staff are not working in hospitals.
Social care charities have rounded on Philip Hammond after he failed to commit further cash to the sector in yesterday's Budget – despite its prominence during the general election.
Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, has commented on the Autumn Budget 2017.