5th July 2023 is the NHS’ 75th birthday. We can’t imagine life without it – but unfortunately, our NHS is facing increasing pressure from the catastrophic issues facing social care.
“A crucial part of the ongoing health of the NHS is having a social care system that ensures people get the care they need to stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.”
1 in every 10 social care posts are vacant. This means more and more … Read the rest
Capping care costs
SIR – Last week, the Government announced plans to delay the implementation of a cap on care costs in England until 2020.
This was the right thing to do; continuing with the care cap would have been a costly diversion of energy and resources at a critical time.
The top priority must be to prevent the social care system – which millions of people depend on – from collapsing. These people need reassurance that, in acknowledging the … Read the rest
The Government has today published its proposals for who will and who won’t get social care from 2015 under the new Care Act, with new national criteria for social care eligibility.
CSA members have been responding to the announcement.
Sense: Threshold for social care “far too high”
National deafblind charity Sense today (06 June) warned that many older and disabled people will miss out on services they desperately need, following the Government’s publication of a consultation on who is … Read the rest