Social care

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Private children’s home providers charging councils too much, report says
Market in England is broken and failing too many children, says chair of independent review

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Arsonists turned firefighters: beware the great Tory ‘building back’ deception | Frances Ryan
Rishi Sunak will talk about ‘levelling up’, but desperate communities should prepare for more funding cuts, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

20, Oct, 2021 @12:20 PM

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‘Inadequate’ Blackburn care home put into special measures
Inspectors who visited Longfield residential home found dementia patients living in ‘undignified’ and dirty conditions

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Oct, 2021 @6:09 AM

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‘Where’s the logic?’: how England’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy will hit a care worker
Debbie Vickers is among tens of thousands of care home staff facing redundancy because of Covid vaccine rules

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Don’t merge social care and the NHS | Letters
Better integration, yes, merger, no: social care has always been the weaker sister and would lose out further

17, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Worst care homes more likely to have poorest residents, official data shows
Sixty-nine per cent of people in ‘inadequate’ homes in England have their bills paid for by the state

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years
Researchers looked at 2010-2015 when Cameron cuts to NHS and social care were starting to bite

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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NHS faces beds crisis as care homes stop taking patients from hospitals
Exclusive: Major staffing shortages mean many homes have stopped accepting admissions from hospitals

Andrew Gregory and Robert Booth

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Covid report reveals failure after failure by Tories | Letters
Letters: Tony Kemp, David Head, David Plumpton, Robert Walker and Gillian Dalley respond to the Commons report into the government’s handling of the pandemic


12, Oct, 2021 @5:21 PM

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‘Extraordinary omission’: key findings in scathing UK Covid report
Report condemns ‘exceptionalism’ that meant lack of preparedness and ‘negligent’ test and trace policy

Peter Walker Political correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sajid Javid working on radical plan to merge social care with health in England
Proposal aimed at freeing up NHS beds and offering home care could be included in white paper on reform

Toby Helm, Denis Campbell and James Tapper

10, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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‘Grossly negligent’ care home fined £1m after death of woman, 93
Aster healthcare pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter after death of Frances Norris died in 2015

Ben Quinn and agencies

08, Oct, 2021 @1:32 PM

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