Care funding news

Posted on 26 June 2012
Local authority adult social care funding will squeeze out nearly all other council spending unless the Government intervenes, a new report has claimed.Public libraries, leisure centres and other cherished community facilities may be reduced with fun... More »
Posted on 25 June 2012
With social care reform some years off, it is vital that people entering care and their families get the right advice about how best to fund their future. As Pam Whisker, a visitor to www.payingforcare.org found out, seeking financial information and... More »
Posted on 25 June 2012
Debt charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has said that the number of elderly people seeking help with mortgage debts has increased.According to figures published by the charity, there has been a 44% rise in the number of over-60s l... More »
Posted on 12 June 2012
People earning higher salaries are less likely to be providing support for their parents in old age, research has shown. The study, completed by engagewithyou.com, quizzed 1,000 people aged 40-65 and found 30% of people earning under £20,000 a year g... More »
Posted on 11 June 2012
The British Red Cross has warned that "dangerous" cuts to home-based care are putting older people at risk. The charity also revealed that the increase in falls, accidents and pressure on the NHS could cost the country more in the long term. A poll o... More »
Posted on 31 May 2012
Politicians have been urged to change how the the social care system is funded in order to safeguard older people.In a bid to deal with the high cost of care, the Nuffield Trust has suggested that more public funding will need to be invested in the s... More »
Posted on 15 February 2012
Leading economist Andrew Dilnot has said the current funding system of those in need of care as “stupid”.Speaking at a Westminster Health Forum, he warned that if reform is not implemented shortly many people will have no option but to try and cheat ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Researchers in the United States have found that using a cancer drug can rapidly clear destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.Tests on mice found that the plaques could be broken down at “unprecedented” speed.It also showed ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
A new care home in Cumbria will provide much needed facilities for 60 residents and create more than 100 new jobs if it gets the green light.The Good Companies has applied for planning permission to construct the facility behind Suttle House off Wigt... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Castlemead Housing and Care Group has received the go ahead for a new 63 bedroom facility on a site in Bradford on Avon, near Bath.The Wrexham-based firm has secured planning permission for the state of the art home, which will cost around £9 million... More »

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