Social Care

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NHS cannot deliver long term-plan without more staff, MP warn

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

The NHS will not be able to deliver its long-term plan without recruiting more staff, an MP has warned. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MP claims father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at London care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

The UK is set to face a social care crisis as the sector is estimated to be 400,000 workers short by 2028, due to low pay and poor working conditions.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed'

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

The GMB Union found that over 160,000 people were taken to court over non-payment of social care fees

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Jeremy Hunt proposes new rules meaning workers past pension age will pay national insurance

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ring-fenced NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP Norman Lamb

Lib Dems call for 'ring-fenced' NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP

Call for new NHS tax: 'People would be confident about where their money went'

MP Norman Lamb says the cost for the average earner would be a couple of cups of coffee a week extra in tax

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tory Minister Liz Truss hits back at John McDonnell's spending plan

Tory Minister Liz Truss hits back at John McDonnell's spending plan

Tory Minister Liz Truss hits back at John McDonnell's spending plan

Liz Truss claims John McDonnell's plan would mean borrowing 'billions more and hike up taxes to record levels'

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

Sexuality: 'Government collects patient data because it can, not because it's well-thought out'

'Government collects patient data just because it can'

Doctor Peter Swinyard says consultations shouldn't be cluttered up with central government questions

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'The Tory social care policy isn't a dementia tax, cancer will kill you, dementia won’t', says journalist

Theresa May supporter defends Tory social care policy and says 'dementia doesn't kill you'

Theresa May supporter defends social care policy: 'Dementia doesn't kill you'

The co-editor of The Conservative Woman Laura Perrins tells Julia Hartley-Brewer the problem with social care is the length of time people need it

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Theresa May has promised consultations on all manner of issue

Theresa May and her many consultations

Theresa May and her many consultations

The Prime Minister has said she will consult the public on social care - but critics might suggest this is her answer for everything

'There’s no dishonor in dementia tax U-turn' says Conservative MEP

'There’s no dishonour in Theresa May dementia tax U-turn' says Tory MEP

'There’s no dishonour in Theresa May dementia tax U-turn' says Tory MEP

Theresa May has announced a U-turn on her social care policy

'She's acting more like a first-time Uber driver than Prime Minister' - Twitter reacts to 'Dementia Tax' u-turn

'She's acting more like a first-time Uber driver than Prime Minister' - Twitter reacts to Theresa May 'Dementia Tax' u-turn

Twitter reacts to 'Dementia Tax' after Theresa May u-turns on social care reform

The Prime Minister has announced a cap to quell the flames surrounding the policy which would have seen elderly people with assets of £100,000 or more pay for their care

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Workers' rights: 'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', says work and pensions secretary

Workers' rights: 'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', admits work and pensions secretary

'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', says Damian Green

The Conservatives announced a plan which includes employees having a statutory right to a year's unpaid leave to care for relatives

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

BBC investigation finds care firms are ending local council contracts due to lack of funding

BBC investigation finds care firms ending local council contracts due to lack of funding

BBC investigation finds care firms ending council contracts due to lack of funds

This follows the Chancellor's pledge to provide more money towards social care

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn blasted for missing open goal over Government's National Insurance U-turn

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn blasted for 'missing open goal' on Government NI U-turn

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn blasted for missing open goal over Government NI U-turn

Jeremy Corbyn has been mocked on Twitter after he didn't capitalise on the Government's U-turn on National Insurance during PMQs, instead talking about schools funding and social care

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

George Galloway: 'Philip Hammond's budget was meaningless and he is not qualified enough for the job'

George Galloway: 'Philip Hammond's budget was meaningless and he is not qualified enough for the job'

'Philip Hammond's budget was meaningless and he is not qualified enough'

Philip Hammond has announced his budget but George Galloway believes it does not do enough to solve the problems in Britain

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Budget 2017: 'If Labour were in power they would have invested in productivity', says MP Peter Dowd

Labour responds to Budget: 'This is another kick in the teeth for social care'

Labour responds to Budget: 'This is another kick in the teeth for social care'

Shadow treasury chief Peter Dowd says Philip Hammond's flagship policy will to nothing to plug gaps created by government cuts

Philip Hammond made little reference to Brexit in his speech

Budget 2017: Brexit largely overlooked as social care takes centre-stage

Budget 2017: Brexit largely overlooked as social care takes centre-stage

Philip Hammond makes health and education the keynotes of his flagship policy speech

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Social care: 'We need a comprehensive review', says Clive Betts MP after letter to PM urging review

Social care is in crisis, MP Clive Betts tells Paul Ross

Social care is in crisis, MP Clive Betts tells Paul Ross

Theresa May has been urged to find a cross-party solution to the challenges the social care system faces

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

'We've got to take the politics out of social care', says SCIE

We've got to take the politics out of social care, says SCIE

We've got to take the politics out of social care, says SCIE

The Government is expected to allow local councils to raise council tax in order to fund social care, however some claim this is not enough

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

'Raising council tax to fund social care is an inadequate response, social care needs to be brought into the NHS', says MP Andy Burnham

Theresa May's PMQs hammering on social care is just deserts for dishonest Government, says Andy Burnham

'Raising council tax to fund social care is an inadequate response'

The Government are set to allow local authorities to increase council tax to fund social care, but Andy Burnham does not think this is enough

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

'The government needs to lead the way on improving social care and we need a national conversation', MP Norman Lamb

The Government must lead a national conversation on social care, says MP Norman Lamb

The Government 'must lead a national conversation on social care'

Plans to allow local councils to increase council tax in order to fund social care are being considered by the Government

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

'We must fund social care and the NHS together in order for it to be sustainable', says MP Sarah Wollaston

LISTEN Health select committee chair demands social care rethink

Health select committee chair demands social care rethink

The government have claimed NHS in England will receive an extra £10 billion over the next five years, however the health select committee believe this is not true