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.
A debate will take place on June 28th on whether the Government should appoint a Minister for Older People.
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.
Local authority spending on elderly and disabled care is being reduced by nearly £900m this financial year, a survey has suggested.
The UK's "army of unpaid carers" is being "let down" by the failing social care system, campaigners warn.
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.