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Back-pay bill ‘could bankrupt learning disabilities sector’

HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap Society.

Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

Government refutes verdict that NHS and social care cuts may have caused 30,000 excess deaths in England and Wales 2015.

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.

Junior Doctors In Third Walkout As Dispute Over New Contract Escalates

Medics retain public support as 48-hour strike begins, with Jeremy Hunt mocked in parliament for statement on patient safety.

Appoint Individual To Protect Rights Of The Vulnerable, Report Suggests

Review into Winterbourne View scandal says system is still failing to care for those with learning disabilities.

300,000 Disabled People Waiting For Housing Living In Unsuitable Homes

Disability charity wants government to order building of easily adaptable ‘lifetime’ houses




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".