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Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, has commented on the Autumn Budget 2017.
The practice of lurching from crisis to crisis and using Budgets to sanction one-off cash injections must now come to an end, says Independent Age.
Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs, currently set at £72,000 goes ahead, finds new research from Independent Age.
A controversial plan to force elderly people to pay for the cost of their social care by selling their home had "more right about it than wrong", according to a government minister.
A minister has re-ignited the row about the so-called ‘Dementia Tax’ after she said older people should not treat their homes as “an asset to give to their offspring".
The Government has some hard truths to face about the “outrageous” treatment of social care workers across the country, a Conservative MP declared at the Health and Care Forum debate at Conservative party conference.
New report by the British Red Cross reveals that local authorities are struggling to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce, or delay the need for care as set out in the Care Act 2014.
Independent Age Behind the Wheel guide launches to help older people
Lord Lipsey argues that the Government has 'wriggled out' of David Cameron's pledge that people will not have to sell their home to pay for care.
A new poll of 101 MP's commissioned by Independent Age, the older people's charity, finds strong support for a cross-party consensus to create a lasting settlement for social care.
We hope this acquisition with be a positive step for both residents and staff.
Councils have been warned they face having their funding cut unless they reduce delays for discharging NHS patients in their area.
One in three cases of dementia could be potentially prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.
Labour has lashed out at the Government after it emerged 40% of NHS mental health services in England are falling below safety standards.
A new parliament gives politicians the chance to think afresh about the challenges facing our ageing population, says Independent Age.
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money.
It we can get social care right in ‘ageing’ Devon we will get it right across the country, writes Sir Hugo Swire
The general election has shown that social care matters to people. It will take courage, commitment and extra funding to reform the system, writes Barbara Keeley
Today (Monday 10 July 2017) ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy.
Alzheimer's Society argue that there must be urgent workable solutions to the ongoing crisis in dementia care.
Simon Bottery, Director of Policy at Independent Age, the older people's charity, has responded to the legislative agenda set out in the Queen's Speech.
The Cabinet ministers responsible for social care were kept in the dark about the so-called ‘dementia tax’ until the day before it was announced, it has been reported.
Norman Lamb MP says that National Carers Week gives us the opportunity to recognise the inspiring work that carers do - work that often goes unacknowledged.
The next Government must commit to meaningful reform of the social care sector if it wants to secure its long term future, says Sense.