Archive: Social Care

"The failure of the Conservatives to invest sufficient resources to meet the needs of patients has now become intolerable"

Paying people to house NHS patients is not a solution to our social care crisis

Norman Lamb on why NHS pilot should never have been considered in the first place

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  • Baby-boomers will need huge social care investment

    MPs fed up with social care 'point-scoring'

    MPs have called on the major parties to avoid "pre-election point-scoring" and come together to achieve consensus on social care reform.

  • Respite funding is not reaching carers

    No respite for carers

    Less than a quarter of government funding aimed at giving carers a break to go on holiday has been used in this way, new figures have shown.

  • Clegg wants break for hardest-working unpaid carers

    Lib Dems offer carer 'holidays'

    Nick Clegg wants to reallocate spending contained in the personal care at home bill to provide a week's holiday for the country's hardest-working carers.

  • Elderly care needs innovation, Audit Commission says

    Councils 'face elderly challenge'

    Local authorities are likely to struggle with the rising costs of looking after elderly people if they do not innovate to achieve savings, the Audit Commission has warned.

  • Dialysis at home could improve the lives of 7,000 people

    Burnham raises home care stakes

    The NHS should not be afraid of transforming services from hospital to the home, health secretary Andy Burnham will say later.

  • Consensus elusive for elderly care reforms

    Acrimony sours elderly care debate

    Prospects for cross-party talks on reforming elderly care in England and Wales diminished over the weekend as the media glare hardened negotiating positions.

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