Category - social care

  • November 3, 2015

    A new report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Lancaster University and the International Longevity Centre – UK, has found that introducing the NLW for low-paid care home workers will cost £387 million per year, which will need to be met by central and local government as well as care providers.

  • June 18, 2015

    Steven Rose, Chief Executive of Choice Support has been awarded the 2015 Platinum Medal of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH).

  • April 12, 2015

    The inheritance tax threshold will be raised if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister pledged.

  • January 7, 2015

    Figures obtained by the Unison union show most councils in England and Wales are failing to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage.

  • July 11, 2014

    Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.

  • October 6, 2013

    The Netherlands government plans to slash social care funding and put pressure on frail elderly and other disabled people to do ‘voluntary’ work in return for any help they get, the newspaper Volkskrant reported. Austerity measures have already taken a heavy toll, and are hugely unpopular.

  • April 6, 2013

    Hundreds of millionaire bankers will enjoy an extra £54,000 on average each year from 6 April 2013, thanks to a cut in the top UK tax rate (assuming they pay taxes here and opposition calculations are correct). A massive state bailout previously saved many banks, after their sector triggered an economic crisis in which numerous taxpayers suffered. By coincidence, Mick Philpott – whose crimes are being exploited by the Chancellor and Prime Minister to undermine the principle of social security – also apparently received £54,000 a year from public funds.

  • July 11, 2012

    Age UK, the advocacy organisation for older people, says the Government needs to match intentions on social care with proper finance and planning.

  • January 13, 2012

    GPs have overwhelmingly backed moves for government's Health and Social Care Bill - which many see as a privatisation move - to be scrapped.

  • June 22, 2010

    As the latest manifestation of its ongoing financial crisis, and a further retrenchment in its social care, the Church of Scotland has announced the closure of an Argyll residential rehabilitation unit.