Adult social care
Some uncomfortable truths for local government
Claire Kober says the public does not see the value of social care, which remains invisible in the eyes of many.
Social care green paper delayed - again
The long-awaited social care green paper has been further delayed until the autumn after repeated Whitehall insistencies it was on track.
Rising social care costs spell doom for services
Council spending on adult social care is squeezing cash out of other services, fresh analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown.
From care services to more caring places
Alex Khaldi explains why insight and oversight matter in social care.
BASW members hold Welsh austerity march
Social workers are marching through Wales today in protest at austerity cuts.
'We cannot go on like this,' social care directors warn
Securing long-term, sustainable social care funding in the Government’s Green Paper is the only way to avert a crisis, directors have warned.
There is no room for heroes in today's health and care landscape
Ewan King explains why systems leadership is more important than ever in the age of integrated care systems.
National fund needed for health and care integration - MPs
A call has been made for more funds and the creation of a ‘national transformation strategy’ to accelerate health and care integration.
Hospital admissions could have been avoided, say MPs
Nearly 1.5 million emergency hospital admissions could have been avoided if the right care had been in place, MPs have warned today.
COSLA: ‘Delay Frank’s Law to help councils’
Scotland’s councils have called for a delay in the introduction of ‘Frank’s Law’ to help them prepare for a surge in demand for personalised care.
NHS crisis for its 70th
Two major reports this month said it would not be possible to maintain current levels of health and care service provision without passing the burden on to residents through increased taxes. Sam Clayden reports.
Local government is 130 years old, but will it see its next decade?
The NHS's 70th birthday has been given significant news coverage, but Abdool Kara warns local government's pressures need similar attention.
Are we entering a new era of trust and respect?
Heather Jameson would like to see a communities secretary who makes local government a funding priority through the Spending Review in return for delivery on key government policies.
Demands for tax rise to meet social care costs
Pressure is mounting for tax increases to help fund rising health and social care costs.
NHS funding review must have local focus
In order to deliver a progressive, integrated health and care service that succeeds locally and nationally it is vital any central review addresses local government finance. Cllr Peter Box explains.
Evolution vs revolution
There is a data revolution coming, and Shropshire Council has embraced this to help improve local knowledge and services. Andy Begley looks at the progress made.
Why politicians won’t open the social care Pandora’s Box
Ministers can hardly claim to be ill-informed about the choices ahead for social care. Barely a week goes by without a doom-laden report from another think-tank warning that ‘we can’t go on like this’ and offering funding alternatives, invariably involving more tax. The latest is from the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund (see The MJ last week).
The public's growing concerns over mental health
Mental health is coming to the forefront of the public's worries. Ben Page unveils the findings of a new Ipsos MORI poll.
Living together: how homeshare could help ease care pressures
Homeshare is one innovative way of contributing to tackling the scourge of loneliness. David Teeman explains.
MPs are increasingly interested in local government issues
The influential Public Accounts Committee has been busy investigating the major issues facing local government. Sam Clayden examines its latest report on the adult social care workforce and Dan Peters hears evidence presented to the committee on the sustainability of local authorities.