Social care

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‘Absolutely appalling’: 100 vulnerable children died in NSW last year
Report finds suicide among cohort reached five-year peak while risk of significant harm rose steadily, with Indigenous children over-represented

Caitlin Cassidy

02, Dec, 2021 @9:48 PM

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: injuries suggested treatment ‘amounting to torture’
Questions remain over how stepmother and father’s extreme child abuse evaded detection

Jessica Murray

02, Dec, 2021 @7:32 PM

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This isn’t a plan for social care in England – it’s a recipe for disaster | Polly Toynbee
Care homes will continue to go under as workers leave the sector for better paid jobs, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK Covid: Johnson does not deny Christmas party reports; No 10 defends ignoring Sage travel advice – as it happened
Latest updates: PM questioned over 2020 Christmas party; Sage says pre-travel PCR tests would be ‘valuable’ in fighting Omicron spread

Andrew Sparrow

01, Dec, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Time for honesty if Boris Johnson really wants to fix social care
Analysis: more money is needed and UK government should admit to the public how bad things have got

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @5:02 PM

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Jeremy Hunt and Labour attack ministers’ social care plan
Tory MP says proposals will do nothing to stop hospital wards being full of people who should be discharged

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @3:56 PM

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New social care plans risk backlash over failure to tackle England’s winter crisis
Exclusive: long-awaited white paper provides no new funding to help with care providers’ immediate problems

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @6:04 PM

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‘We’ve been failed’: five vulnerable people on their booster jab wait
As the UK accelerates its Covid vaccination programme, some have already had difficulties

Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo

30, Nov, 2021 @1:57 PM

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Closures and soaring waiting lists: crunch time for social care services
‘Red lights are flashing’ warns care boss, in advance of the government’s social care white paper

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tory voters in north of England view social care reforms as ‘toxic’ – research
Labour polling reveals funding changes that break Conservative election pledge considered a betrayal

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Another U-turn likely from UK government on care costs bill
Senior Tories told ‘dog’s dinner’ legislation will change to prevent defeat over proposals that would penalise the poor

Toby Helm Political editor

28, Nov, 2021 @9:15 AM

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‘We are sick of double speak’: French government intensifies attack on Johnson over Channel tragedy – as it happened
Macron slams Boris Johnson for trying to negotiate with him via Twitter as it cancels talks with UK officials over Channel crossings

Andrew Sparrow

26, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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