Social care

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CQC case reveals ‘degrading’ conditions in England care home as Covid hit
Residents at Kettering home left lying in faeces, dehydrated and with infected wounds as ministers rushed to free up NHS capacity

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

29, May, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Outsourced care means more children being moved further away – study
Oxford University research reveals 17,000 out-of-area placements in England can be attributed to the corporate takeover of care

Tom Wall

29, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s a tax on disability’: rising English social care costs force many into debt
As outgoings exceed income, people can’t afford to pay for the support they need along with normal expenses

Frances Ryan

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Couple jailed for ‘savage’ Christmas Day murder of baby son
Finley Boden’s father imprisoned for minimum of 29 years and his mother for minimum of 27

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

26, May, 2023 @3:02 PM

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A market-based service: why Australia’s aged care homes fail residents with demential
The royal commission found dementia care should be ‘core business’, but more than two years later, staff say compulsory training ‘is basically non-existent’

Melissa Davey

26, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Inaccurate’ grooming gang claims putting children at risk, Sunak and Braverman told
Exclusive: Joint letter from organisations and experts says singling out British-Pakistani men draws attention away from other sources of sexual abuse

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

25, May, 2023 @1:30 PM

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The Guardian view on carers: those who do the caring deserve care themselves | Editorial
Editorial: There remains a vast tension between the importance of care work, both paid and unpaid, and how little recognition it gets


24, May, 2023 @6:08 PM

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‘No one listened’: mother of Cheshire boy kidnapped by father says she warned authorities
Ibrahim Faraj, seven, was abducted and taken to Saudi Arabia in November

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

24, May, 2023 @5:51 PM

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Major reforms to Welsh care system needed, finds Senedd committee
Report raises concerns about near 23% rise in children in care over 10 years amid serious shortage of social workers

Steven Morris

23, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Why the panic over rising immigration? The post-Brexit system is working | Jonathan Portes
Wages remain a problem, but rising numbers of skilled non-EU workers appear to be helping the NHS, social care, and indeed the overall UK economy, says Jonathan Portes of King’s College London

Jonathan Portes

23, May, 2023 @12:32 PM

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Child sexual abuse compensation scheme to be set up in England
Move comes after inquiry found children had faced ‘limitless’ cruelty with complicity of institutions

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, May, 2023 @7:04 PM

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Almshouse residents may live up to two and a half years longer, study finds
Co-author says UK’s oldest form of social housing could be part of solution to care crisis

Amelia Hill

22, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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