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Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Local authorities have been reminded of their responsibility not to charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care following an investigation into North Somerset Council.

Care England calls for NHS and social care workforce parity

Care England has called for a parity of esteem between the NHS and social care workforce.

Care savings cap raised in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that people will be able to keep up to £40,000 of their savings before having to self-fund residential care costs.

ROUNDTABLE: Social care funding: a sustainable future?

Jane Ashcroft (JA), CEO, Anchor, Joan Elliott (JE), General Manager, Bupa UK Care Services, Matthew Proctor (MP), Chief Financial Officer, Avery Healthcare, and John Ransford (JR), Non-Executive Director, HC-One, assess the current social care funding climate and discuss a way towards a sustainable future.

Ombudsman raps council over top-up fee charge

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has rapped Norfolk County Council for incorrectly charging a care home resident’s family a top-up fee.

Soaring social care costs produce biggest council tax rise in 13 years

The soaring cost of social care has resulted in the biggest council tax rise in 13 years, ministers have confirmed.

Care England slams ‘derisory’ care home fee rise

Care England has slammed Sheffield City Council after it announced it was raising weekly care home fees to £463.

Elderly people support ‘death tax’ to fund better care

Elderly people support a ‘death tax’ to fund their social care costs, a new survey has found.

Care England calls for integrated health and social care planning

Care England has renewed its call for structured plans for health and social care integration in order to relieve pressure on the NHS.

MPs call for health and social care tax rise

MPs have called on the Government set up a commission to look into raising money for the NHS and social care.