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2 December, 2019

Ombudsman criticises care home for increasing its fees by 25 per cent and threatening to evict resident if fees not paid

Expressing disappointment at care home's failure to respond positively to his investigation, Ombudsman shares his findings with the Care Quality Commission

25 November, 2019

Community Care measures in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2019

Three point plan to solve social care crisis includes a guarantee that no one will need to sell their home in order to pay for residential social care

22 November, 2019

Community care commitments in the Plaid Cymru 2019 election manifesto

Party promises to introduce free social care at the point of need

21 November, 2019

Community care related measures in the Labour Party 2019 election manifesto

Key pledges include free personal care for older people and a lifetime cap on personal contributions to care costs

20 November, 2019

Community care commitments in the Liberal Democrat Party 2019 election manifesto

Party promises additional £7 billion health and care funding per year, raised by 1p increase in income tax

19 November, 2019

Community care commitments in the Green Party 2019 election manifesto

Party pledges to spend additional £4.5 billion to fund free home care for all over 65s in England

12 November, 2019

IPPR puts forward reform agenda for transforming adult social care

'In the context of a growing gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, we must broaden our ideas about what high-quality care consists of'

11 November, 2019

Billions of pounds of additional funding needed to meet the rising costs of adult social care, says IFS

Even if current forecast funding is spent in full, spending per person will be 20 per cent lower in 2020/2021 than it was in 2009/2010

1 November, 2019

Ombudsman finds Somerset Council at fault for failing to increase direct payments to cover costs of paying carer to administer them

Case also highlights catalogue of other faults including inadequate and delayed assessment of care needs, a failure to address needs for short breaks and a failure to consider the woman's needs when her carers were away

24 October, 2019

Sheffield City Council to review blue badge applications following Ombudsman investigation

Case highlights the dangers of using a box-ticking approach to assessing peoples’ eligibility for council services, says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman,

22 October, 2019

Requests for adult social care have increased 3.8 per cent over the last year

New statistics from NHS Digital report that this equates to an extra 195 requests per day over the last year

16 October, 2019

SNP pledges to scrap non-residential social care charges for all

First Minister says new policy will be implemented over the next parliament if she is re-elected

15 October, 2019

Government’s failure to agree social care funding model continues to drive instability in sector, CQC warns

Annual assessment of health and care quality highlights increasing number of care providers are choosing not to take on people funded by local authorities

14 October, 2019

Commitment to bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England set out in Queen’s Speech

‘Substantive proposals’ will be brought forward to fix the crisis in social care, says government

10 October, 2019

Council found to be at fault for failing to reassess disabled woman’s care plan for five years

Ombudsman says the woman, who has autism, was left without proper support and the out of date plan was directly linked to the termination of care provision

9 October, 2019

Independent Age calls on government to introduce a statutory appeals process for adult social care

New research shows that the majority of local authorities rely on a complaints process which can be unfit for purpose

4 October, 2019

Consultation launched on Spending Review 2019 and proposals that provide ‘significant’ extra resources for social care

Government sets out details of £1.5bn additional funding it is making available for social care provision in 2020/2021

1 October, 2019

Scottish Government consults on its policies for unpaid carers

Strategic Policy Statement aims to maximise the benefits from national policies and approaches intended to support carers