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‘Little detail and no timetable’: Care sector reacts to Labour manifesto

'There is real concern that the urgency for reform is not picked up in this ...
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Labour to pledge £12 minimum wage for care workers in today’s manifesto

The move would mean care workers across the country are paid at least £12 an ...
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Tories lambasted for manifesto’s ‘meagre 13 lines’ on social care

Martin Green, Vic Rayner and Karolina Gerlich have their say on the Conservative Party's 'disappointing' ...
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Martin Green ‘welcomes’ Labour’s plan to wean care sector off foreign staff reliance

Labour last week revealed plans to reduce the health and care sector's reliance on international ...
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All the details as Lib Dems launch 2024 manifesto ahead of General Election

'This is the healthcare election for the Liberal Democrats,' confirmed party leader Ed Davey.
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‘What happens to my son when I’m gone?’ asks Lib Dem leader and carer Ed Davey in emotional interview

This comes as the Liberal Democrats emphasise once again their commitment to 'free personal care' ...
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‘Put dementia on the agenda,’ demands Dementia UK in election manifesto

'The number of people living with dementia is set to increase to over one million ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Care sector needs more than politicians ‘throwing money’ at it, says Nadra Ahmed

'Investment in one part of the system without the other renders it futile,' said the ...
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Lib Dem leader Ed Davey appears on social care podcast

Five million people in England and Wales over the age of five were providing unpaid ...
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RCN chief exec Pat Cullen steps down to stand in General Election

The RCN is seeking applicants for its permanent general secretary and chief executive.
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GENERAL ELECTION 2024: Care sector reacts to Sunak’s call for 4 July election day

Sunak and rival Kier Starmer will go head to head over the coming weeks in ...
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Country finally gets election date as Labour predicted to topple Tory rule

A disgruntled Tory MP told the BBC: 'Labour MPs are happy. We're not. That tells ...
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‘You can’t fix the NHS without fixing social care,’ warns Lib Dems’ Daisy Cooper

The party spokesperson for health and care also said the Tories have done 'next to ...
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Scottish government provides £9.2m funding to support independent living

Over £9.2 million is being given to third-sector organisations in Scotland over the next three ...
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Delayed discharge taking up to one in three hospital beds

Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey has warned of a “national emergency” caused by the “social ...
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Government launches health and social care duty of candour review

A call for evidence has been launched by the government to capture and consider views ...
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HC-One welcomes MP to Fife care home

MP for North East Fife and Liberal Democrat chief whip and spokesperson for work and ...
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Government announces death certificate reforms

Medical examiners are to scrutinise causes of death in a revamp of death certificates announced ...
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Experienced auditor joins Skills for Care board

Skills for Care, the strategic workforce development and planning body for adult social care in ...
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Outcry over crackdown on carers’ overpayments

Campaigners are up in arms after thousands of unpaid carers have been faced with prosecution ...
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New law protecting care home visiting rights comes into force

New legislation protecting the rights of families to visit care homes has come into force.
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Just 12% of unpaid carers understand new Carer’s Leave Act

A mere 12% of England’s unpaid carers have a “good understanding” of the provisions entailed ...
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Social care minister plants tree at Anchor care home

Social care minister and MP for Faversham and Kent, Helen Whately, has planted a tree ...
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Care homes last in queue for PPE during Covid, Inquiry told

Care homes were the last in the queue for PPE during the pandemic, the Scottish ...
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Care homes ‘pushed’ to issue DNR notices during Covid, Inquiry told

Care homes were pressured to issue Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders during the pandemic, the ...
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Watchdog gives damning verdict on social care visa policy

The former head of the UK borders watchdog has issued a damning verdict on the ...
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Routine Covid testing of hospital discharges to care homes to end in April

The routine Covid testing of hospital patients discharged to care homes is to end on ...
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Care leader slams ‘totally inadequate’ 8.8% rise in fees

A Wales council has been slammed for offering “rock bottom” fees after agreeing a 8.8% ...
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Lack of social care engagement costs lives during pandemic, inquiry told

A lack of engagement with social care cost lives during the pandemic, the Scottish Covid-19 ...
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Leader calls for new social care funding models

Tony Stein, chief executive of Healthcare Management Solutions, has said new funding models are needed ...
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Pandemic visiting restrictions for care homes were ‘cruel and punitive’

Visiting restrictions placed on care homes during the pandemic were “cruel and punitive”, the UK ...
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Care boss accuses local authorities of ‘blatant hypocrisy’ on fee levels

Renaissance Care chairman, Robert Kilgour, has accused Scottish local authorities of “blatant hypocrisy and double ...
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Government provides £20m boost for social care and unpaid carers

A £20 million investment in innovative projects to support people in adult social care and ...
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Overseas care worker restrictions come into force

New rules on overseas care worker visas have been introduced by the government today.
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Lords voice concerns over impact of health and social care visa restrictions

A cross-party House of Lords scrutiny committee has voiced concerns over restrictions to health and ...
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Care leader holds ‘constructive talks’ with shadow minister

Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent Care Group, has held “constructive talks” with shadow care ...
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NHS funded nursing care to rise by 7.4% from April

The rate paid for care homes for NHS funded nursing care (FNC) will increase by ...
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Commissioner calls for greater protection from care home evictions

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, has called for stronger protection ...
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Spring Budget labelled ‘non-event’ for older people

Care leaders have slammed yesterday’s Spring Budget has a “non-event” for older people.
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Social care ‘forgotten’ as chancellor prioritises tax cuts and NHS

Social care was snubbed once more in the Spring Budget as chancellor Jeremy Hunt focused ...
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Care leader warns of ‘gaping chasm’ in social care funding ahead of Spring Budget

Sam Monaghan, chief executive of MHA, has warned of a “gaping chasm” between government funding ...
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New recycling rules will quadruple our waste costs, care homes say

New recycling rules to be introduced by the Welsh government next month will quadruple waste ...
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Chief medical officer explains policy to discharge Covid patients to care homes

Chief medical officer for Wales Sir Frank Atherton has explained why there was a deliberate ...
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Forget tax cuts, back social care, campaigners tell chancellor

Social care campaigners have urged chancellor Jeremy Hunt to forget tax cuts and provide urgently ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Workplace parking levy a ‘poll tax on wheels’, care leader says

Plans for a mandatory care parking levy for workers in Glasgow have been slammed as ...
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Welsh care homes were caught in ‘nightmare experiment’ during Covid

Care home in Wales were caught up in a nightmare ‘experiment’ during Covid, a leader ...
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SURVEY: Deadline nears to share your thoughts on new immigration rules

The deadline is approaching to share your thoughts on how government changes to immigration rules ...
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Migration committee warns of care worker exploitation risk

Government advisers have warned that changes to UK migrant rules risk “an increased risk of ...
4 months
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Mayoral candidate backs social care reform

Independent mayoral candidate for York and North Yorkshire, Keith Tordoff, has called for root and ...
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Care Forum Wales calls for government action on staffing crisis

Care Forum Wales has called for urgent action to combat the staffing crisis at care ...
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Leaders ask PM for more love for social care

A letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has launched a ‘campaign of love’ for social ...
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Local MP visits HC-One’s Darlington support office

Darlington MP Peter Gibson has visited HC-One’s support office in Darlington which provides services to ...
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Report calls for radical shift to caring closer to home

A major new report has called for a radical shift in the health and care ...
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Care England to champion change at annual conference

Championing Change is to be theme of the annual Care England conference on 14 March.
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Care group says council has axed its funding

The Independent Care Group (ICG) says City of York Council has axed its funding after ...
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Hampshire County Council approves £173m care home investment

Plans to invest over £173 million in care homes for older people have been approved ...
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Care group holds talks with council over funding threat

The Independent Care Group (ICG) is holding talks with City of York Council over a ...
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Care providers left to foot the bill in council funding settlement, says Hft

A 7.5% rise in council funding for 2024-25 will leave care providers footing the bill, ...
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Council to discuss £37m rise in social care funding

Proposals for a £37 million rise in funding for adult social care providers are to ...
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Care providers give guarded welcome to Labour’s social care plan

Social care providers have given a guarded welcome to the Labour Party’s reported priorities for ...
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Sturgeon says Boris Johnson was ‘wrong person to be prime minister’

Former Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Boris Johnson was “wrong the person to ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Care leader calls for Sturgeon to ‘tell the truth’ on Covid testing

Renaissance Care founder Robert Kilgour has called on former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to “tell ...
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Overseas care worker dependants ban to come into force in mid-March

Overseas care workers will no longer be able to bring dependants to the UK as ...
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Former Scottish health secretary voices regret over Covid care home deaths

Former Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has told the UK Covid-19 Inquiry she will regret ...
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Providers call for LA fee increases that meet the cost of care

Care providers in North Yorkshire are calling for local fee increases in 2024-25 that meet ...
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Welsh government announces £23m social care investment

The Welsh government has announced a combined £23 million investment in two social care facilities ...
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Nicola Sturgeon called Boris Johnson “a clown” during Covid, inquiry hears

Nicola Sturgeon called Boris Johnson a “clown” and said he was utterly incompetent during the ...
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Councils to receive £500m social care funding boost

Councils in England are to receive a £600 million support package, including £500 million for ...
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Thinktank presents social care reform choices for next government

Social care funding reform choices for the next government have been presented by a leading ...
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Hft urges Labour not to take charities for granted

Labour leader Keir Starmer has been urged not to take for charities for granted if ...
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Care home sector ‘hung out to dry’ during Covid, inquiry hears

Care homes were “hung out to dry” during the Covid pandemic, a sector leader has ...
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Political parties must ‘be brave’ on social care in manifestos

Care campaigners are calling on the main political parties to “be brave” and put social ...
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Council accused of planning ‘rock bottom’ care home fees

Care Forum Wales (CFW) has accused Denbighshire County Council of budgeting for “rock bottom” fees ...
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Liberal Democrats set out adult social care pledges

Deputy leader Daisy Cooper has set out the Liberal Democrats “ambitious” commitments to adult social ...
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Labour pledges to make National Care Service a reality

Labour shadow care minister Andrew Gwynne has vowed to make a National Care Service “not ...
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Social care system in sustained crisis despite ‘record government investment’, report finds

Financial and workforce pressures are forcing adult social care providers to turn down new admissions ...
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Government announces national career pathway for care workers

Wide ranging plans to improve career prospects for care workers have been announced by the ...
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Covid review calls for greater protection of care homes

A Covid review commissioned by the Isle of Man government has called for great protection ...
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Home Office clarifies rules on overseas care worker dependants

Overseas workers who apply for their Health and Social Care visa prior to new immigration ...
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Labour urged to ‘join the dots’ between NHS and social care

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been urged to “join the dots” between health and ...
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Government urged to scrap ‘catastrophic’ migrant care worker plans

The government has been urged to scrap new visa rules for migrant care workers announced ...
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Campaigner calls for 2024 to be year of social care

A social care campaigner is calling on the UK to “care more in 2024” as ...
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Care England voices concern on changes to legal migration

Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, has voiced his concerns over changes to ...
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Care England warns ‘many care services will close’ after 6.5% increase in council funding

A 6.5% rise in council funding for 2024/25 will mean the closure of many care ...
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Council plans care home closures as it bids to fill £50m budget gap

Nottingham City Council has announced plans to close two care homes as part of a ...
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Victoria Atkins says care providers ‘broadly relaxed’ about changes to visa rules

Health and social care secretary Victoria Atkins has said care providers are “broadly relaxed” about ...
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Migration Advisory Committee calls for higher wages for care workers

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has called for higher pay for care workers to fix ...
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Homecare Association publishes new minimum price for home care

The Homecare Association has published its minimum price for home care for the next financial ...
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North Wales councils accused of operating ‘fee-fixing’ cartel

Councils in North Wales have been accused of operated a “fee-fixing cartel” by social care ...
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Rishi Sunak says sorry to bereaved families at UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was “deeply sorry” for all those who lost loved ...
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Delay to care costs cap a ‘stain on the nation’, says Sir Andrew Dilnot

A two-year delay on implementation of a lifetime cap on social care costs has been ...
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Boris Johnson denies wanting to ‘let Covid rip’

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied he wanted to “let Covid rip” during the ...
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Boris Johnson apologises to pandemic victims and their families

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised for the pain and loss suffered by the victims ...
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Voices of Care addresses care sector challenges in second Care Managers Show episode

Leading care sector luminaries tackled the challenges facing social care in the second episode of ...
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Almost one in five councils facing bankruptcy, LGA warns

Almost one in five councils are likely of fairly likely to declare effective bankruptcy by ...
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Government announces plans to protect care home visiting

Plans to protect care home, hospital and hospice visiting have been published following a consultation.
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Care leaders call for workforce strategy after clamp down on overseas workers

Care leaders have called for a new workforce strategy to drive domestic recruitment after the ...
6 months
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Government to stop overseas care workers from bringing dependants

The government is to stop overseas care workers from bringing family dependants to the UK ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Home secretary to announce healthcare visa curbs

Home secretary James Cleverly is expected to announce curbs on healthcare visas in the House ...
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Government urged to learn lessons from Covid nightmare

Care leaders have urged the government to learn the lessons from the pandemic following the ...
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