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27 May, 2010

Government confirms funding to support the personalisation agenda will not be cut

£237m social care reform grant to local authoritites will remain in place.

24 May, 2010

Whether workforce development can meet care home residents’ future care needs

New research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

21 May, 2010

Carers UK welcomes announcement of commission on long-term care

Charity responds to publication of government's plans for reforming the social care system.

20 May, 2010

Local Government Association responds to ‘Big Society’ programme

A radical devolution of power to local authorities will help make vital services even more responsive to people’s needs, says Chairman.

20 May, 2010

New government announces it will not be commencing provisions in the Personal Care at Home Act

However, independent commission to be established to advise on funding long term care.

20 May, 2010

Coalition publishes its ‘programme for government’

Historic document sets out the government's policies on key areas and highlights the urgency of reforming the social care system.

20 May, 2010

Social workers must lead support for asylum-seeking families, says Children’s Society

New report on the 'West Midland's Destitute Project' outlines services that should be provided to families.

19 May, 2010

Government announces how it intends to ‘Build the Big Society’

Coalition publishes new policy designed to 'put more power into people's hands'.

19 May, 2010

Changes to Care Quality Commission’s assessment of adult social care services

New system to be developed to replace quality ratings for registered social care services.

19 May, 2010

Carers’ services at risk as councils face cuts of 25%

Huge risk that things will get worse for carers, says Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and Princess Royal Trust for Carers .

17 May, 2010

Citizens Advice annual advice statistics 2009/2010

New figures highlight increase of 7.1 million enquiries in the last financial year.