More Questions About the Sustainability of Elderly Home Care / Social Care (BBC News / Age UK / Unison)


An Age UK review indicates that cuts to social care in England mean that hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older people may be left to struggle routinely with inadequate home-based help and care.

Full Text Link


Triggle, N. (2017). Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’. London: BBC Health News, February 16th 2017.

Adult Social Care More Generally

Meanwhile, research from the Local Government Information Unit shows that adult social care is the biggest immediate priority / pressure-point for more than half of all councils.

Full Text Link


Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils. London [Online]: Unison / Local Government Information Unit, February 10th 2017.

Further background information from the BBC:

Full Text Link


Reality Check: Who gets social care and who pays for it? London: BBC Health News, February 8th 2017.

March 2017 Update

BBC Panorama has revealed that home care firms have cancelled contracts with almost a hundred UK councils, as they are unable to deliver services for the amount paid.

Full Text Link


‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts. London: BBC Health News, March 20th 2017.

April 2018 Update

Allied Healthcare seeks a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA):

Full Text Link


Allied Healthcare: home care provider seeks rescue plan. London: BBC Health News, April 21st 2018.

Covering the Costs of Home Care?

The UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) has found that only one in seven councils in England currently pays a fair sustainable price for home care. The average fee paid is £16.12 per hour, while the UKHCA recommends a minimum price of £18.01 per hour.

Full Text Link


Triggle, N. (2018). Councils buying care ‘on the cheap’. London: BBC Health News, October 25th 2018.

Questions regarding the future financial viability of Allied Healthcare:

Full Text Link


Triggle, N. (2018). Major home care provider future ‘at risk’. London: BBC Health News, November 6th 2018.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Age UK, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.