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24 April

Care Bill amendment to give additional Human Rights protection to people receiving care in own home

Guardian reports on 'U turn' following campaign by pressure groups for elderly people and Liberal Democrats.

24 April, 2014

Number of older people needing care to outstrip the number of adult children able to provide it

New report from the IPPR, published today, highlights the need to review the way 'social care' is provided.

24 April, 2014

17 April

Pay, conditions and care quality in residential, nursing and domiciliary services

New JRF report examines the relationship between pay and conditions for workers in residential, nursing and domiciliary care services and the quality of care experienced by people using the service.

17 April, 2014

14 April

Scottish Independent Living Fund to replace current UK scheme from June 2015

Scottish Government announces £5.5m investment in new scheme to continue support when UK Independent Living Fund closes.

14 April, 2014

7 April

Skill for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care to merge

Community Care reports that two adult social care workforce development agencies to combine by end of May.

07 April, 2014

4 April

LH, R (on the application of) v Shropshire Council

New Court of Appeal judgment considers to what extent a local authority should consult with its users before closing a day centre.

04 April, 2014

Court of Protection clarifies that social workers can submit evidence of mental capacity

Revised COP3 form confirms that courts will accept assessments from social workers as evidence when considering people's mental capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

04 April, 2014

3 April

Royal assent for ‘Integration Bill’ in Scotland

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act designed to provide for more joined-up and seamless health and social care provision.

03 April, 2014

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England publishes interim report

Commission says it believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.

03 April, 2014

1 April

Self-directed Support Act comes into force in Scotland

New legislation places duties on local authorities in Scotland to offer people who are assessed as needing social care the option of designing their own care package.

01 April, 2014

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