Social Care

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Conservatives set up new commission on social workers for children
Tories in new drive to help social workers

The Conservatives have today called for an urgent review of the role and status of social workers, warning they are currently underfunded and overstretched. The party has set up a new social work commission, which will sit like a select committee at Westminster and take evidence on how the profession can be better supported. Its… Read more »

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Inspection report finds home care services must be more flexible
Home care services shake-up urged

Councils have been urged to rethink the way they provide home care for the elderly amid fears that services are too rushed and not properly tailored to people’s needs. The first ever inspection of home care in the UK today finds that although there are high levels of satisfaction with state-funded services, many older people… Read more »