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Parts of the Tory manifesto will be "pruned away" as Theresa May prepares for a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election. The Prime Minister sought to stave off another Tory civil war ahead of her appearance…
Leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors are being invited to Liverpool Hope University this June to debate the future of social care. The debate ‘The Crisis in Social Care. Who cares? Who pays?’ will take place on Thursday 22nd June 2017, organised by The Leaders Club and the…
The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terrorism anywhere in Britain. The UK-wide fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks to help reduce immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face…
Branding it a “dementia tax” was inspired – opponents of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto railed against its fundamentally unfair proposals for dealing with the social care costs of increasing numbers of old people with dementia. Theresa May’s U-turn took less than a long weekend. But there is still massive…
An extra £500 million pledged by the First Minister for primary health care must be specifically invested in GP surgeries, doctors have insisted. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said there had been "confusion" about whether the money - which Nicola Sturgeon announced in her speech to the SNP…
Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls. Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, the Prime Minister announced that proposals…
Tory plans to shake-up funding for social care could see nine out of 10 English homes eligible to be put on the market to cover treatment costs, the Liberal Democrats have said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called for a national cross-party campaign to combat the so-called Conservative "dementia…
Theresa May has defended her plans to reform the funding of social care, saying it was essential to ensure fairness "across the generations". Under the proposals set out in the Conservative manifesto, thousands more people will have to contribute to the cost of their care - although they will not…
The author of a major review of social care has accused the Conservatives of failing to tackle the central problem in the sector with their landmark plans for reform. Sir Andrew Dilnot (pictured) said the proposals show a "less than full understanding" of the problems of social care and would…
Wealthy pensioners will lose up to £300 in winter fuel payments and more elderly people could be forced to pay to be looked after in their own homes under Theresa May's plans to tackle the social care funding crisis. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will offer protection from the…
An extra £20 million will be invested in social services in Wales every year in recognition of the sector’s national strategic importance, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has confirmed today. The funding, which has been made available as a result of consequential funding from the UK…
People would need to save £800 a year for 125 years to fund the cost of dementia care, according to a new report. The study, for the Alzheimer's Society, warns the "impossible cost" of social care is crippling some families and leaving them destitute. It said the bill will topple…