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Social care leaders warn government of workforce crisis

Social care leaders warn government of workforce crisis

Leading social care organisations have warned the government of an impending workforce crisis and the dire need to improve the public perception of the sector.

Government postpones Green Paper until the autumn

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt has announced that publication of the Government’s Green Paper on social care has been postponed until the autumn.

Social care overlooked as government pledges £20bn for NHS

The social care sector has once again been overlooked as Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged a further £20bn for the NHS.

Care England welcomes immigration rule exemption for social care nurses

Care England has welcomed a Home Office announcement that all nurses will be exempted from the Tier 2 (General) limit.

Make social care ‘free at the point of need’, say former Labour and Tory ministers

Labour and Tory ministers have called on the government to make social 'free at the point of need'.

British public backs rise in social care spending

More than four in five people support a 3.9% spending increasing in social care, an NHS Confederation poll has found.

Bleak outlook for social care revealed by ADASS survey

A survey of council budgets has painted a bleak outlook for the adult social care sector.

Family backs campaign for Minister for Older People following mother’s death

A family has backed a campaign for the creation of a Minister for Older People after their mother died after a fall from a chair in a care home.

A third of LAs will have no social care precept left in 2019/20, Care England warns

A third of local authorities (LAs) will have exhausted their social care precept budgets by 2019/20, Care England has warned.

Brexit immigration controls could worsen social care crisis

IPPR report says the vast majority of EU migrants working for social care charities in the UK would not be eligible for employment if rules for those outside the EU were applied to them