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This latest report follows "The Care Crash" [July 2016] published by the National Care Association, which warned of the sector facing a potentially "perfect storm"; reductions in local authorities commissioned beds, shortages of qualified nurses and care workers, the introduction of the national living wage for staff and an increasing reliance on self-funding clients. The impact of all this will put many care homes under unprecedented pressure.
Frail old people in England are being left to fend for themselves because government-funded care is being scaled back, a review suggests.
A new report investigating the state of social care through the eyes of individuals and families reveals a system struggling to cope.
The world does not stand still. Health and care services today are quite different to how they looked 20 years ago.
Dementia research will receive £45 million over the next five years as part of a record £816 million investment in NHS research, the Health Secretary announced today.