The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that the expected Social Care Green Paper has been delayed until the New Year.
New research has revealed that a £35,000 lifetime cap on care costs for older people would cost £3.6bn by 2035.
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.
The Government has announced new legislation to reform mental health care following the publication of an independent review.
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 managing director, Donna Briggs, has called on the government to clarify future policy as the social care sector crisis deepens.
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, including pharmacists and GPs, are to be assigned to care homes under a £3.5bn investment announced by the government.
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.