Over the last 50 years, there has been an enormous improvement in the public’s attitude to disabled people. If we’ve seen those improvements over the last 50 years, we should now be optimistic that the next 50 years will promise even more, says Lord Borwick.
The national learning disabilities charity, Hft, has been awarded Centre of Excellence status in recognition of its exemplary training provision by Skills for Care.
Four Seasons Health Care, one of Britain's largest care home companies, has gone into administration. The group cares for 17,000 residents and employs 22,000 people.
Ministers must plug the funding gap to save children’s services currently at “crisis point”, a group of influential MPs has demanded.
People over the age of 50 should be made to pay at least £300-a-year more in National Insurance to help solve Britain's "pressing" social care funding crisis, a senior ally of Theresa May has said.
A Labour government would spend an extra £2.8bn on adult social care in a bid to improve the lives of people suffering with dementia, the party have announced.
Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has expressed concern over the lack of funding proposals for social care in the Spring Statement.
The quality of care homes has worsened in the last year in more than a third of local authorities (37%) Independent Age has found.
Labour has blamed government spending cuts after a new report revealed plummeting standards in the care home sector.
There must be greater accountability when atrocities take place against our elderly – their voices must be heard, says Rosena Allin-Khan MP.
The Prime Minister has been warned by her Health Secretary that plans for a £100,000 care cap will cost billions and lead to significant tax rises, it was reported today.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called on Theresa May to ditch plans for a £100,000 "universal" cap on social care costs.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for people to speak up about their experiences of care, as new research shows that almost 7 million people in England who accessed health or social care services in the last five years have had concerns about their care, but never raised them.
The first of the Prime Minister’s MPs has taken up the offer to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities as part of a campaign to encourage political leaders to hear more about their lives and the challenges they face.
Independent Age, the older people’s charity, has today expressed new concerns about the government’s commitment to the social care green paper, following responses to Diana Johnson MP’s Parliamentary Questions last Friday (8th February).
The Government has launched a recruitment campaign to try to plug a hole of 110,000 vacancies in the social care workforce.
In Hft's Sector Pulse Check, research has revealed that providers said that if their financial situation did not improve, they were concerned that this could lead to a reduction in the quality of care for the people they support.
Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships, at Alzheimer’s Society has responded to the Care Minister.
While the Government focuses on the countdown to Brexit, we’re counting up the days since the social care Green Paper was first announced. We now have sight of The NHS Long Term Plan, but a vital piece of the puzzle is still missing, says Ray Mitchell, Head of Influencing, Independent Age.
Thousands of patients face spending the festive season in hospital due to a lack of outpatient treatment or social care being on offer for them, according to new analysis.
In response to today’s reports that the social care Green Paper may have been ‘ditched’ to free resources for no-deal Brexit planning
People with dementia occupy at least a quarter of hospital beds and are the biggest users of adult social care services, says Alzheimer's Society.
With social care accounting for nearly 40% of council budgets, vital services are depending on us and the government getting a long-term funding solution right, says Local Government Association chair Lord Porter
Extra national insurance and savings plans for social care would redress the balance of our current system, says Baroness Altmann