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BREAKING NEWS: Social Care Green Paper delayed again amidst Brexit turmoil

BREAKING NEWS: Social Care Green Paper delayed again amidst Brexit turmoil

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that the expected Social Care Green Paper has been delayed until the New Year.

Research reveals £35k care cap would cost £3.6bn

New research has revealed that a £35,000 lifetime cap on care costs for older people would cost £3.6bn by 2035.

Tax on over 40s could raise £15bn for social care, report

A new tax on the over 40s which is expected to be included in the Government’s Social Care Green Paper, could raise £15bn a year.

Government announces Mental Health Act reform

The Government has announced new legislation to reform mental health care following the publication of an independent review.

OPINION: R&RA CEO, Judy Downey, calls for pause in Mental Capacity Act Bill

Judy Downey, Chair and CEO of The Relatives & Residents Association, tells CHP worrying elements remain in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, despite some of the sector’s concerns being taken on board

Springhill Care Group calls for social care policy clarity

Springhill Care Group managing director, Donna Briggs, has called on the government to clarify future policy as the social care sector crisis deepens.

BREAKING NEWS: High complaint levels reflect social care pressures, says Ombudsman

Pressures on the social care system have been reflected in a high number of upheld complaints, according to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, Michael King.

Healthcare professionals to be assigned to care homes under £3.5bn government investment

Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and GPs, are to be assigned to care homes under a £3.5bn investment announced by the government.

Care leader to write to every MP over social care crisis

Chair of the Independent Care Group (ICG), Mike Padgham, is to write to every MP to call for measures to halt the adult social care crisis.

BREAKING NEWS: Regulator sets out consumer law advice for care homes

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued guidance for care home providers on their consumer law responsibilities.