The Government is being urged to extend the Household Support Fund (HSF) to help protect vulnerable households across the UK.
The Government has announced a new ‘care workforce pathway’, providing the first national career structure for adult social care staff.
Around 390,000 adult social care staff left their jobs last year – with about a third of them leaving the sector altogether, according to the strategic workforce development and planning body in England.
Plans to introduce ‘single word’ inspection ratings for adult social care services should be dropped, as they set local councils up “to fail”.
The crisis in the NHS is “largely a crisis in older people’s preventative care”, according to a report from the charity Age UK.