Adult social care

  • Norse Group profits plunge by £1.8m

    16 August 2017

    Norfolk CC’s wholly-owned company Norse Group’s underlying profits fell by nearly £1.8m in the last financial year despite an increase in turnover.

  • Care directors' warning after record bed blocking figures

    11 August 2017

    Council directors have issued fresh warnings after a record proportion of delayed transfers of care were put down to social care.

  • 'Too much poor care' says social care watchdog

    07 August 2017

    Four in ten care homes inspected this year are not good enough, according to the latest analysis.

  • West Suffolk is going Dutch

    02 August 2017

    Tony Goldson explains how a highly successful Dutch care model – Buurtzorg – could revolutionise the British system.

  • Creating a care system that benefits the majority

    02 August 2017

    It’s no secret our population is increasingly ageing and funding can’t keep up, leaving our underfunded social care system in a state of crisis. Tony Pilkington offers ideas on how the sector must embrace new roles and responsibilities, connecting pe

  • Establish long-term sustainability plan, Scottish government told

    31 July 2017

    Councils in Scotland do not have the funding needed for health and social care integration, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has warned.

  • Care directors 'disappointed' by funding threat

    04 July 2017

    Adult social care directors have been left ‘very disappointed’ after the Government threatened to take away funding from areas that failed to reduce bed blocking.

  • Tensions rise as NHS fines 22 councils for bed-blocking

    28 June 2017

    The NHS has fined at least 22 councils for bed-blocking and threatened 11 others with charges amid escalating tensions between health and care.

  • Little substance predicted from Queen's Speech

    21 June 2017

    The Queen’s Speech is set to have Brexit at its heart but not much else, according to predictions in the run up to the state opening of Parliament.

  • Croydon's bold and budget-friendly alliance

    21 June 2017

    Health and care integration is a cherished goal among politicians, civil servants and the NHS. Manju Shahul-Hameed explains why a cutting-edge partnership in Croydon now needs government backing to fulfil its potential

  • Placing support for carers at the heart of care services

    15 June 2017

    A rigourous, forward-thinking approach to embedding carers into pathways is becoming a necessity, says Heather Acton.

  • The Deal makers

    14 June 2017

    Donna Hall explains how a new strategy for Wigan MBC is laying the foundations to better manage demand and strengthen communities.

  • Counties can impact the next administration's agenda

    14 June 2017

    There is a growing disquiet as to whether business rate retention offers the solutions to local government's funding needs, argues James Maker as he looks ahead to the Queen's Speech.

  • Don't forget informal carers

    12 June 2017

    London Councils’ executive member for adult social care, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, on the value of informal carers.

  • How do we support the next generation of community leaders?

    01 June 2017

    At the moment, too much money goes to the bigger care providers. Ewan King argues we must be better at building local community-based care services.

  • Does the cap fit?

    30 May 2017

    In the wake of Theresa May’s announcement of altered proposals on social care last week Liam Booth-Smith questions whether introducing a cap on costs is a fair and sustainable solution.

  • The new kids on the block

    17 May 2017

    Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.

  • Key questions for the next Government

    17 May 2017

    Elections are a time of change and local government will need to address their impact, says Pete Moore.

  • Care crisis leaves 400,000 without care

    08 May 2017

    The ‘alarming’ funding gap in social care has resulted in at least 400,000 fewer people in England receiving the care they need, health study reveals.

  • Lessons from Berlin

    02 May 2017

    The issues plaguing adult social care are not unique to the UK. Clive Betts recounts the lessons learned from the Communities and Local Government Committee’s trip to Berlin.