Social care

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Care workers hit back at Matt Hancock’s claim staff brought Covid to care homes
Most cases not caused by decision to discharge patients from hospital without testing, says former health secretary

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

03, Dec, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Care crisis left my brother relying on the kindness of friends and volunteers | Letters
Letter: Shelagh Young writes about her brother being left without care, and says that trying to hold local councils or the NHS to account feels futile

30, Nov, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Robert Jenrick says migrants with diphtheria symptoms will no longer be dispersed around country – as it happened
Immigration minister confirms 50 cases of diphtheria linked to Manston asylum accommodation

Andrew Sparrow

28, Nov, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Child asylum seekers detained as adults after UK Home Office ‘alters birth dates’
Unaccompanied child refugees describe attacks in notorious Manston camp after officials ‘ignore or discount’ ID documents

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Care for UK’s most vulnerable faces ‘collapse’ as providers count cost
Increasing numbers of providers, such as Leonard Cheshire, are ‘handing back’ contracts not viable at current funding levels

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Disabled care home residents evicted in charity’s dispute with councils
Exclusive: Leonard Cheshire says it can no longer afford to subsidise care services inadequately funded by councils

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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There are fairer ways to fund social care for all | Letters
Letters: Michael Hill, John Harvey and Tim Johnson on the reforms needed to create a social care system that doesn’t fail people when they’re most vulnerable

23, Nov, 2022 @5:30 PM

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People are dying waiting for social care. Wealthy people's inheritance issues are not a priority | Polly Toynbee
A cap on the amount individuals pay ignores the much greater needs of those who get no care at all, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How you can help elderly relatives escape from hospital | Letters
Letters: Marie Davis was grateful she had registered with the Office of the Public Guardian for her mother’s care, while Dale Thomson had to resort to taking her aunt out without doctors’ permission

21, Nov, 2022 @5:16 PM

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Budget for 40 new NHS hospitals faces real-terms cut of £700m, say Lib Dems
Capital budget of £12bn a year to shrink to £11.7bn, putting Tories’ claim 40 hospitals in England will be built or renovated in doubt

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

20, Nov, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Woman groomed and abused in care gets apology after 30 years
Leeds city council letter accepting responsibility believed to be the first of its kind

Julie Bindel

20, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Raising council tax to fund social care will deepen inequality in UK, experts warn
Jeremy Hunt’s plans criticised for delay to reform, shifting burden to local authorities and ‘skewing the system’

Toby Helm and James Tapper

20, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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