28 November 2021
Social care is far from fixed. Sector trade union Unison reports dangerous staffing levels and many care workers thinking of leaving. The long delayed funding question needs urgent attention too.
20 January 2019
New figures show that almost 9 in 10 English councils overspent on children’s social care in the last financial year, reflecting growing numbers of children being placed into the system.
26 November 2018
Three separate publications in November have highlighted the gowing crisis in social care.
22 November 2018
The future of large swathes of home care provision for elderly and disabled people hangs in the balance as a major provider seeks to stay solvent.
8 November 2018
Services such as meals on wheels are being hacked by relentlessly as government cuts bite.
12 December 2017
Care provider Four Seasons is in talks with its creditors – another symptom of a widespread, deep-rooted crisis in social care.
14 December 2016
The site of a former home for vulnerable adults is now on the market having been redeveloped for private housing.
8 February 2016
Despite new guidelines, homecare visits are still too short for workers to complete their visit without compromising the quality of their service or the dignity of the person receiving the support.
13 January 2016
Between 2005 and 2015 the number of people aged over 65 increased by 18.8 per cent. In response, the government has cut the social care budget by an estimated £470 million.