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13 June, 2024

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Labour: Community Care

Commitments include to undertake a programme of reform to create a National Care Service for England

11 June, 2024

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Conservatives: Community Care

Commitments include giving local authorities a multi-year funding settlement to support social care and boosting mental health support

10 June, 2024

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Liberal Democrats: Community Care

Commitments include providing funding for free personal care, giving unpaid carers a fair deal, and introducing a Carer’s Minimum Wage

6 June, 2024

More than half the requests for local government-funded social care in England in 2022/2023 resulted in no support or the provision of only advice or signposting

New King's Fund analysis of NHS data also shows that demand for adult social care is growing, with more than two million requests for support in 2022/2023

28 May, 2024

Group of cross- party MPs and peers calls for a new National Carers Strategy

Highlighting the vital role that unpaid carers provide, APPG says strategy must prioritise promoting health and well-being and preventing social isolation, poverty and discrimination

15 May, 2024

Almost a third of English local authorities are concerned that they will not be able to meet duties under the Care Act in 2025/2026

Survey findings show that adult social care must be 'top of the in-tray' for any incoming government, says Local Government Association

15 April, 2024

Care home’s refusal to refund resident’s care costs, as recommended by Ombudsman to reflect their reduced needs for one-to-one care, to be shared with Care Quality Commission

Overly restrictive measures adopted by care home to deprive resident of his liberty, after less restrictive options were suggested by care professionals, caused considerable personal distress and additional costs

10 April, 2024

Local authority concedes judicial review challenge to decision requiring man with autism and learning difficulties to contribute more than £2,000 per year towards care costs

Bolton Council agrees to review assessment which found that travel costs and lunches for personal assistant did not count as 'disability related expenditure'

2 April, 2024

Bill to establish a Disability Commissioner for Scotland introduced in Scottish Parliament

New Commissioner will take on roles including to promote awareness and understanding of the rights of disabled people and to review the law, policy and practice relating to those rights

27 March, 2024

Public satisfaction with social care services drops to lowest ever level

New British Social Attitudes survey finds that just 13 per cent of respondents were happy with services in 2023

25 March, 2024

21 March, 2024

Ombudsman issues Adverse Findings Notice to nursing home who failed to refund fees paid after resident passed away

Despite agreeing to recommendations following an earlier investigation by the Ombudsman, care provider failed to provide evidence that it had complied

21 March, 2024

20 March, 2024

Years of fragmented funding and absence of clear roadmap have brought adult social care sector in England ‘to its knees’

Public Accounts Committee warns that recent increase in funding will do little to address challenges faced by sector in the absence of a well-funded multi-year strategy

20 March, 2024

Welsh Government confirms new National Office for Care and Support to be launched in April 2024

New body will work towards the development, implementation, and ongoing delivery of the National Care Service for Wales as part of programme to 'rebalance' care and support provision in the region

13 March, 2024

First ever parliamentary inquiry into young and young adult carers reveals lack of support is having a ‘devastating’ impact

APPG uncovers ‘alarming’ evidence that shows that 15,000 children, including 3,000 aged just five to nine, spend 50 hours or more a week looking after family members

13 March, 2024

If next government wants to ‘fix’ social care it must increase funding and reform system to make it fairer for service users and their carers

King's Fund annual state of adult social care in England report finds sector under 'intense pressure' as it faces record high of 2 million requests for care while users face tightening financial eligibility criteria

13 March, 2024

Carers Trust launches Young Carers Covenant with the aim of transforming the lives of more than a million children and young adult carers

Organisations encouraged to sign up to support young carers by identifying them early for support and promoting access to education, training and employment opportunities

11 March, 2024