Adult social care
Lack of social care funding undermines NHS investment
Insufficient resources in the care system will undermine investment in the NHS, new research has suggested.
Suffolk councillors asked to dissolve social care company
A company providing social care for people with sight or hearing loss is expected to be dissolved by Suffolk CC.
Ombudsman reprimands council over support for vulnerable people
Councils have been reminded of their obligations to support vulnerable people by the Ombudsman after Suffolk CC halted assessments for a deafblind couple’s care plans because of a dispute.
Government must invest to take pressure off hospitals, says ADASS
Central government needs to invest in social care and primary health in a bid to take the pressure off hospitals, the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has said.
White Van Man on... adult social care
Everyone keeps banging on about all these old people costing a bomb and how they’re taking over the world ‘cos there’s so many of them – and the rest of us will be lucky to get the corner of a bedpan in hospital since all the beds are stuffed with wrinklies as there’s nowhere else for them to go.
Panorama care programme prompts police probe
A police investigation has been launched after the BBC’s Panorama programme uncovered abuse and maltreatment of vulnerable adults at a Durham hospital.
Why we need to talk openly about social care
Why has Somerset CC let the BBC spend 10 months following the work of its adult social care teams? Stephen Chandler says it’s because as a society we need to talk about what we want for ourselves and our loved ones when we end up needing care.
BBC programme on adult social care is 'not a hatchet job'
Somerset CC’s adult services director has revealed his reasoning behind allowing Panorama to follow people making their way through the system.
The cost of the care challenge
The recent collapse into administration of care provider Four Seasons has highlighted the huge financial pressures the sector faces. Michael Burton examines the figures
Four Seasons Health Care slides into administration
Funding has been found to prop up more than 300 care homes as Four Seasons Health Care enters administration.
Minister in plea for cross-party care consensus
Care minster Caroline Dinenage has said she 'would dearly like there to be cross-party consensus' on funding for social care.
Tens of thousands more adults seeking care, think-tank finds
Rising disability among working-age adults and a growth in the number of over-65s is increasing pressure on care services in England, a think-tank has found.
Select committee chair urges scrapping of social care Green Paper
A senior backbencher has called for the social care Green Paper to be scrapped.
Uncertainty 'unacceptable' for council budget planners
Financial uncertainty in local government has reached an ‘unacceptable’ level, it has been claimed.
Social care precept 'avoided catastrophe'
The introduction of the social care precept ‘avoided catastrophe’ but the sector still faces a funding gap of at least £15bn, a senior figure told The MJ’s Future Forum today.
Investing to save in Havering
Havering LBC came third in the iMPOWER list of the top councils for providing adult social care. Barbara Nicholls says an ‘invest to save’ model has reduced demand for long-term services.
White Van Man on... modern care
It’s great all this technology which means our old folk can potter about at home with just Alexa for company and at a touch of a button get their blood pressure read, pillows plumped up, heartrate given the all clear and kettle bubbling and ready for a nice cuppa.
Government misses fifth deadline for social care Green Paper
The publication of the Government’s long-awaited adult social care Green Paper has been delayed for a fifth time.
Risk-taking in social care provision can yield results, study finds
Councils have been urged to be more ‘courageous’ in their adult social care provision.
Hampshire invests £67m in care tech project
Hampshire CC is to invest up to £67m in technology in a bid to improve care and bring down costs.