Care home closures set to rise as funding crisis bites

Insolvencies among care home operators are at a record high and likely to continue without government action.

Third of councils to lose cash in social care changes, says Burnham

Former Labour health secretary says redistribution of the new homes bonus means less money for some local authorities.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘urgent action’ over the deepening social care crisis

The Labour leader has written to Theresa May, calling for "urgent talks" to address a deepening crisis in adult social care.

Tory incompetence has pushed social care to the brink – and you’re paying for it

Why should the public be made to foot the bill for Tory incompetence?

Social care spending falling below £554 minimum in most areas

Postcode lottery revealed as government prepares to allow local authorities to bring forward council tax rises to avert crisis.

Government urged to introduce a long-term NHS funding target

The introduction of a new 'NHS Funding Rule' in England would help increase funding by £7 billion over the next five years, think-tank claims says.

Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows

Research by reveals huge rise in costs yet number of services rated as good or outstanding has fallen.

Care for elderly ‘close to collapse’ across UK as council funding runs out

Theresa May under pressure as doctors urge funding U-turn and cross-party alliance warns millions of people are at risk.

Four in five UK councils struggle to provide older people’s care – survey

More than 6.4 million people aged 65 and over live in areas without enough care to meet demand – especially specialist dementia care, says research.

Chancellor urged to use £2.4bn ‘surplus’ to ease social care crisis

Unison says an expected £2.4 billion 'surplus' in business taxes should be used to help ease the adult social care crisis in England.

Social care cuts leaving ‘a trail of destruction’, says union

Vulnerable older people are being denied showers, visits to the toilet, and wheelchairs, report says.

Virgin Care wins £700m contract to run 200 NHS and social care services

Deal for Bath and north-east Somerset area sparks new fears about private firms’ role in providing publicly funded healthcare.

Home care complaints up 25% but more could be ‘suffering in silence’, says watchdog

Complaints over the quality of home care services for elderly and disabled people in England have risen by 25% over the past year.

Adult social care crisis deepens as councils overspend by £441 million

Survey provides fresh evidence of a deepening crisis is adult social care funding in England.

‘Widespread and systematic underfunding of homecare services’

Half a million older people at risk from £513 million UK homecare deficit.

Nurse shortage ‘the single biggest issue’ facing the care sector

Sector desperately needs more nurses to protect the quality of care, says recruitment firm.

Social care cuts take English service to tipping point, regulator warns

Care Quality Commission says level of cuts to service is affecting A&E units, causing bedblocking and failing elderly at-home patients.

English care home closures are leaving vulnerable people at risk, says watchdog

CQC warns that sector as a whole is at risk as providers of care for elderly and disabled people pull out over rising costs and cuts to council budgets.

Letters: Council cuts could be in breach of disabled people’s rights

Rochdale Council has defended a set of controversial cost saving plans for learning disability services.

Social care cuts ‘placing an unacceptable burden on unpaid carers’ – report

Report also says 'older people are paying the price for cuts to social care', with a rising number left without any support at all.

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