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11 March

Ombudsman finds against local authority who turned away homeless teenager

Doncaster council criticised for deciding that girl, who had moved from North Yorkshire to get away from abusive father, was not their responsibility.

11 March, 2014

7 March

Excluding direct payments from being considered as income for means testing purposes

New regulations - the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Consequential Modifications & Savings) Order 2014 - updates existing UK and Welsh legislation in consequence of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

07 March, 2014

Ageing society demands a ‘fundamental shift’ in how health and care are delivered

New King's Fund report argues that health and care services have failed to keep up with dramatic demographic changes, which will see one in five people in England over the age of 65 by 2030.

07 March, 2014

6 March

Independent Living Fund to close from 30 June 2015

Minister for Disabled People says that, from that date, current users of the fund will receive support through the mainstream adult social care system.

06 March, 2014

Spending on care for elderly has dropped by £1.2bn since 2010, says Age UK

New report reveals that 'older people who need help and who are now not getting it are being placed at significant risk and families who care for loved ones are experiencing intolerable strain'

06 March, 2014

4 March

Consultation on learning and development programme to prepare social workers for Care Bill changes

Survey launched by Skills for Care, commissioned by Department of Health to work in partnership with College of Social Work and National Skills Academy for Social Care to ensure that social workers prepared for new measures.

04 March, 2014

3 March

Carers (Waiving of Charges for Support) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

New regulation issued in Scotland in relation to the Scottish Government's policy objective that local authorities should not means test or require a contribution in relation to direct payments to carers and young carers.

03 March, 2014

Community Care (Joint Working etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014

New regulations issued in Scotland in relation to new functions conferred on local authorities by the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

03 March, 2014

Dying man deprived of his liberty because of lack of joined up care, finds Local Govt Ombudsman

Ombudsman investigation finds that 77 year old with diabetes and Alzheimer’s was prevented from going home to die because of a string of errors by the five organisations tasked with looking after him.

03 March, 2014

Is excessive paperwork in care homes undermining care for older people?

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation research recommends that the sector rethinks its priorities and makes changes to the way it deals with administration so older people can be given more compassionate, personalised care.

03 March, 2014

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