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Making people pay towards their NHS treatment could be used to reduce pressure on funding for social care, a report suggests. Having to contribute financially would also provide a "nudge" to the public to lead healthier lifestyles, think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF) said. It has put forward a…
Social care in the UK will reach "crisis point" if nothing is done to improve pay and conditions for workers, a new report has warned. A study by the Resolution Foundation think tank found that two-thirds of care jobs paid below the living wage last year, with no chance of…
A £14m package of support will be made available to help local government implement major reforms to Wales’ social care system, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 will transform the way social services are delivered, promoting people’s independence to…
MPs have warned of a potential "significant increase" in pressure on adult social care as a result of switching the focus of a key Government scheme to slashing NHS costs. The Better Care Fund is intended to reduce the burden on hospitals by pooling health and social care resources across…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has launched a consultation into the recommendations in the so-called 'Donaldson report.' Last month, the Minister published Sir Liam Donaldson’s report, ‘The Right Time, The Right Place’, which examined governance arrangements for ensuring the quality of health and social care provision in Northern Ireland.…
A social care leader has welcomed new legislation to beef up regulation of the sector but warns it will not work unless there is a "fundamental change of culture". Care Forum Wales' (CFW) chair, Mario Kreft, said it was vital to "change the DNA in Wales" to ensure everybody involved…
Care home owners will become more accountable for their services under a new law to strengthen the protection of children and adults and improve the quality of care and support in Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill, which was introduced before…
Pensioners are receiving unacceptable levels of care from the NHS with hospitals being given financial incentives for "bed blocking", according to an independent report. The investigation, by think-tank Localis and old people's charity Anchor, concluded the elderly are not getting adequate care in hospital and A&E wards. It found failures…
Social care funding must be protected in the same way that it is for the NHS in the next Budget or another crisis such as the one seen this winter will be unavoidable, local government leaders are warning today. The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the Chancellor to…
The next government’s stance on social care could make or break the NHS, according to social policy expert and campaigner Professor Peter Beresford OBE. As the media increasingly reports on an NHS in crisis, Prof Beresford (pictured) says the public must vote for the best deal on social care. The…
The Care Council for Wales is inviting social care managers to comment on proposed changed to The Social Care Manager: Practice Guidance for Social Care Managers registered with the Care Council for Wales. First published in 2013, The Social Care Manager is an important document which builds on the Code…
A revised set of standards for social care workers in Wales has been agreed by the Board of the Care Council for Wales (CCW). The standards will be launched following consultation with the Minister for Health and Social Services. The new Code will replace the one that has been in…

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