social care

  • 11 Jul 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.

  • 6 Oct 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.

  • 6 Apr 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.

  • 11 Jul 2012

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

  • 13 Jan 2012

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

  • 22 Jun 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.

  • 20 Dec 2009

    CrossReach, the Church of Scotland's social care organisation, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to oversee one of the largest care agencies in the country with over 80 services, supporting 2,500 people in need every day.

  • 9 May 2008

    Taking its inspiration and content both from Dave Andrews’ most recent book Compassionate Community Work and the work of Livability (formerly the Shaftesbury Society) and Tearfund with churches in t