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Judge Challenges Government Over Legal Representation For Vulnerable People

Ruling will halt thousands of applications involving those with learning disabilities who need treatment involving loss of liberty.

Letters: Privatisation Threatens Dementia Care In Cheshire

Concerns that privatisation, as an option to be considered by the Council, could lead to a watering down of the terms and conditions for the carers.

Councils Outsourcing Of Dementia Care Part Of ‘Wider Move To Privatise The NHS’

Comment comes after the Tory leader of Cheshire East council said he planned to ‘stop internal provision’ for dementia services and to allow the private sector to ‘do the keeping’.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.