Wednesday 16 January 2019
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Use of personal budgets leaps by nearly 40 per cent

The total number of people who use personal budgets* allocated by councils in England to agree care and support plans is estimated to be 429,349 an increase of nearly 40 per cent during 2011/2012, according to new research conducted by directors of adult social services.

Minister for Older People

A debate will take place on June 28th on whether the Government should appoint a Minister for Older People.

Forced repatriation - The abuse of care policies

Walsall Council are removing a young man with learning disabilities from his home ten miles away from the borough on the grounds that all Walsall residents who now live outside the borough will henceforth be repatriated to Walsall.

Council cuts prompt call for social spending reform

Local authority spending on elderly and disabled care is being reduced by nearly £900m this financial year, a survey has suggested.

Unpaid carers being 'let down by failing social care'

The UK's "army of unpaid carers" is being "let down" by the failing social care system, campaigners warn.

Major shift' urged in elderly care

A "major cultural shift" is needed to tackle the causes of poor and undignified care of older people in care homes and hospitals, a new report has found.