Care workers, care recipients, think tanks and parliament itself agree that social care reform is urgently needed. But this plan’s lack of detail and insufficient funding suggest that it a ways off.
Social care has long been the healthcare system’s poor cousin. Will the UK government’s new plans to reform the system succeed where others have not?
Teenagers transitioning from long-term care to independent adulthood need to be looked after. Their health, wellbeing, education and their safety are at risk
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
Key loopholes in the proposed cap on social care spending mean all assets won’t necessarily be protected.
Some economists think it should be replaced.
With an ageing population, pandemic recovery and climate emergency in the in-tray, social care is not the only thing the chancellor has to finance.
Social workers worried that moving services online decreased quality and access.
The UK government is about to reform social care, but the focus is likely to be on funding, not the companies that are allowed to have a stake in the sector.
Economic recovery and solving the care crisis can and should go hand in hand.
After the devastating impact of COVID, changing the culture of social care must start with valuing, respecting and rewarding the people who look after our vulnerable old people.
As the scale of the pandemic revealed itself in March, one small town in Newfoundland created a community-led meals-on-wheels to support its seniors.
Families are so afraid of welfare systems that many would take drastic steps to move their children to countries they chose to leave
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.
Dementia and abuse often go hand in hand, whether it’s the sufferer or the caregiver who is responsible.
If the UK loses the highly skilled and experienced migrant workers who currently prop up the sector, a major crisis could emerge.
Older adults are using social robots and apps, but what does it mean for issues of surveillance and privacy?
Research shows it generates future savings for society by lowering demand for health and social care services.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
The only possible solution to the crisis, socialisation, is the one that the current government will not consider.