Tag Archives: Care and Support Alliance

Uncertain Reactions Concerning Changes to the Social Care Precept (BBC News)

Summary While social care budgets are widely claimed to be on a tipping-point of unsustainability, reactions to this week’s announcements have been ambivalent at best. Many commentators talk disparagingly of recent proposals for increases to the social care precept as … Continue reading

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Government Pledges a Further Two Billion for the NHS (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary There has been an early announcement that the Government is to make an extra £2 billion for the health service next year. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday is expected to explain how the extra funding will be for … Continue reading

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Cuts Make Social Care System Unsustainable? (BBC News / ADASS)

Summary According to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) approximately 90% of councils in England now offer social care only to people whose needs are assessed as substantial or critical. Full Text Link Reference ‘Cuts forcing English … Continue reading

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Debate Over Eligibility Criteria for Social Care (BBC News)

Summary Campaigners have warned that thousands of people might find themselves locked-out of England’s care system as a result of draft government guidelines. Full Text Link Reference Care changes may mean thousands lose out, say charities. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Care Recipient Numbers Fell by a Quarter Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 (BBC News)

Summary The number of people receiving social care support in England has fallen by a quarter during the four years between 2008-09 and 2012-13; despite the demographic changes of the ageing population placing more pressure on the demand for health and care. … Continue reading

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Social Care in England Underfunded and in Crisis (BBC News)

Summary Seventy-eight organisations, including the Alzheimer’s Society, have jointly written an open letter to the Prime Minister to raise their concerns about social care in England being chronically under-funded and in crisis. The letter asks David Cameron to push forward with reforms of social … Continue reading

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