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.
Billy Davis of Hft says in order to effectively address the multiple issues facing social care, the portfolio for social care needs to be reinstated to a Minister of State in the next Government.
Saga comments on Theresa May's announcement that a Conservative Government will consult on possible cap on social care costs.
Alzheimer’s Society warns of generations unprepared for astronomical dementia costs.
The Conservatives may use their manifesto to pledge the implementation of a care cap in the next parliament, says Dods Monitoring Consultant, Daniel Laing.
Simon Bottery sets out Independent Age's key manifesto asks ahead of the June General Election.
Jayne challenges those in 'ivory towers' to do her job for a week and change their attitude.
More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.
The postcode lottery in social care is an 'age-old problem' that is badly in need of new solutions, says Independent Age.
Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity has responded to the announcement of the triggering of Article 50.
Lisa Harris, head of communications for Saga comments an investigation by the BBC's Panorama found that as many as one in four private providers in England is at risk of insolvency, while 69 companies have closed in the last three months alone.
Union criticises government's social care budget plans as staff and residents at Amethyst House in Doncaster notified their home will be closing.
Paul Green, Saga's director of communication, has responded to Meg Hillier MP's PoliticsHome article on health and social care funding.
Today the Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined the government's spending priorities for the year, and announced £2bn additional funding for social care over the next three years.