Social care

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Vulnerable woman lay dead in Surrey flat for more than three years
Laura Winham, 38, had severe mental illnesses and was ‘abandoned’ by NHS and social services, family allege

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Jan, 2023 @7:05 PM

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Home Office accused of ‘dereliction of duty’ over missing child asylum seekers
Unclear who has legal responsibility for children placed in hotels, after dozens abducted from street in Brighton

Diane Taylor and Rajeev Syal

24, Jan, 2023 @7:05 PM

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Archbishops call for checks to prevent social care profiteering
Stephen Cottrell and Justin Welby launch sweeping plan to reform how vulnerable people are looked after

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @4:40 PM

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Tuesday briefing: The shocking kidnapping of unaccompanied children
In today’s newsletter: Dozens of children who arrived on small boats have been abducted outside Home Office-run hotels. How did this happen – and is anyone actually looking for them?

Archie Bland

24, Jan, 2023 @6:57 AM

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C of E leaders call for tax rises to fund NHS-style social care system
Archbishops of Canterbury and York say ‘national care covenant’ needed with stronger role for state

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Ministers order ‘rapid review’ into mental health inpatient care in England
Dr Geraldine Strathdee to investigate care units after series of scandals involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable patients

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jan, 2023 @8:12 PM

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Manchester to open two homes for vulnerable children stuck in hospital
City council aims to undercut private operators and house children with complex needs rejected by other homes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Jan, 2023 @3:52 PM

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The NHS crisis is an existential risk for the government | Robert Ford
The searing memories of this winter crisis will endure and any action ministers take now will come too late to improve their standing at the next election

Robert Ford

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Revealed: scores of child asylum seekers kidnapped from Home Office hotel
Call for inquiry after Observer investigation uncovers scale of trafficking by criminal gangs

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

21, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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‘They just vanish’: whistleblowers met by wall of complacency over missing migrant children
As scores of youngsters are disappearing from hotels run by the Home Office and being trafficked across the country, sources claims warnings over their safety were ignored

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

21, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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The Guardian view on unpaid carers: labour, even if it is for love | Editorial
Editorial: The growing number of people who do more than 20 hours of unpaid care for loved ones every week deserve more support

Editorial

20, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Five million people in England and Wales are unpaid carers, census shows
Figures show 1.5m give more than 50 hours a week, as care system struggles with rising demand

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @1:28 PM

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