Tag Archives: social care

Labour’s crusade for care workers is vital, but it must come clean on ‘clock-watch care’

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Between 160,000 and 220,000 care workers are unlawfully paid less than the minimum wage.

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Thousands won’t be able to rely on family in old age. We need a contingency plan

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Many older people won’t be able to rely on traditional sources of informal care in the coming years, writes Jack Lofthouse.

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Homecare: It’s time to care – why we need an Ethical Care Charter

Matthew Egan, assistant national officer for Unison, explains why we need an Ethical Care Charter. Homecare: It’s time to care.

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Osborne’s ‘granny tax’: Robbing pensioners to pay the one per cent

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves explains just how regressive George Osborne’s ‘granny tax’ is.

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Even a means-tested care system will require significant investment

The failure to invest in our care services constitutes death by a thousand cuts to a vital public service and in the quality of care as private care homes are forced to cut their overheads and provide a punitive ‘no-frills’ budget.

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Caring for the elderly: Why cross-party reform is overdue

Reema Patel details why Britain needs to reform how we care for the elderly in the UK – but explains why it won’t be easy.

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We can’t dodge the needed change to social care any longer

Jessica Studdert argues that all the evidence shows we need to make some major changes to how we fund and operate social care, and they need to be done soon.

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Though cost is important, we need to focus on the quality of social care

Whilst questions of finance have dominated recent debates it is important that we also focus on the quality of care, writes Laura Bradley, a researcher at IPPR.

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Social care in crisis

Laura Bradley, a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), reports on the Southern Cross Healthcare story, and looks at the crisis state of social care.

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Cameron’s pledges on the NHS don’t go far enough

Mr Cameron’s five guarantees to safeguard the NHS neatly sidestepped most of the concerns that medical professionals, Liberal Democrats and many in Labour have.

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