Archive: Social Care

MPs debate the coronavirus bill in the Commons tonight.

Warning raised over Coronavirus bill impact on elderly and disabled

Charities and campaigners are sounding the alarm over an emergency bill tackling the coronavirus, amid fears that it threatens services for elderly and disabled people.

Opinion Former Articles

  • 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.

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