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Theresa May's manifesto showed the Tories had returned to being the "nasty party", Labour said as it warned 10 million pensioners would lose their winter fuel payments under her plans. The Prime Minister's policy platform, which saw her vow to govern for "mainstream Britain" and deliver a strong economy after…
Conservative plans for social care have been branded a "missed opportunity" to solve the existing crisis facing older people, with a charity boss saying a solution seems as far away as ever. The party's manifesto includes plans to fund increased spending on social care by withdrawing the winter fuel payment…
Conservative plans for social care have come under fire from the author of a major review of the issue, who warned elderly people would be left "helpless" to control the cost of their care. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will offer protection from the cost of social care for…
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…
Home care provider Cordia has developed a new App to support its home care employees in their roles when visiting elderly and vulnerable residents in Glasgow. The careSafe mobile app, which is being used by over 2,000 home carers in the city helps with scheduling, allowing users to ‘check-in’ and…
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says. More than 62,000 cancer patients die in hospital every year in the UK, 38% of all those who die from the disease. This is despite the fact that 64% of people with cancer…
Thousands of elderly people are missing out on free personal care because of delays to assessments and care arrangements, a charity has found. Age Scotland says official figures suggest that, each year, around 8,640 people in Scotland wait longer than six weeks for a care assessment. Its own research, compiled…
Scottish Care have announced the finalists for their 2017 Care at Home & Housing Support Awards. The winners will be announced on the 12th May, when all finalists will be invited to an annual evening event at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, where the work of those working in Care…
Hundreds of care workers will be supported to get necessary qualifications with more than £1 million funding from the Scottish Government. The funding will support 700 social service staff to get the qualifications they need for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Voluntary…
A campaign against the "indignity" of care visits limited to 15 minutes is being stepped up in a new video showing a stressed worker with a stopwatch. Unison said the short film showed how cutbacks were leaving vulnerable and elderly people "short-changed" because staff did not have enough time to…
Social care standards are being driven down by a lack of adequate funding, MPs have warned. The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee said the financial situation is now "very seriously" impacting on the quality and quantity of adult social care provision as it called for a major cross-party review…
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