Care Home Residents Evicted – 40% Increase

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According to an audit by the Association of Directors of Social Services – at least two thirds of councils, and thousands of elderly residents, have experienced recent home care closures.

“Council chiefs said the sector was becoming “increasingly fragile,” with cuts to social care in recent years fuelling pressures on the NHS, and adding to the burden on families.”

“This latest evidence, from every council in England, lays bare once again the need for, as the Prime Minister put it herself, a proper plan to pay for and provide social care.”

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Ex Minsters Call for free Social Care

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The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPRP) has compiled a report that sets out how the NHS and social care could make productivity savings.

“The government should make social care free to everyone who needs it to take pressure off the NHS, former Labour and Tory health ministers have said”.

The reforms would require annual spending on social care to double, from its current level of around £17 billion to £36 billion, by 2030.

“It is costing the NHS £3bn a year to care for people in hospital who are fit enough to be sent home but haven’t got sufficient support”

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NHS to get £20bn, but Social Care Still Waits

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Social Care Funding Still Waiting

With the recent announcement that the government is investing £20bn in the NHS (which is obviously good news), the spotlight has again turned to social care funding – or lack of.

“Putting money into the NHS without putting it into social care is like pouring water down a sink with no plug in”

There is an estimated £2.5bn social care funding shortfall, but at least the government green paper on how to fix/fund it is due in the next few weeks.

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Social Care and the impact on the NHS

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A recent article in the Guardian outlines the social care funding crisis and how it is impacting on NHS resources.

“Almost 1.2 million people aged over 65 do not receive the support they need with essential daily tasks such as getting washed and dressed or preparing meals, according to Age UK. The perilous state of the domiciliary care sector, which provides support in people’s own homes, is one of the main reasons for this, the charity says.”

One of the major problems currently experienced by care agencies is highlighted in the article:

“Colin Angel, the UKHCA policy and campaigns director, says the £18 per hour is “based on the absolute minimum price, assuming you can recruit enough workers on the minimum or living wage. Typically we’re seeing wages that are often below local labour market expectations, which means you’ll have difficulty recruiting workers. You’ll find providers have less money left over for things like back-office staff”

Deckchair Care pay their carers 33% more than the minimum wage and guarantee contracted hours, yet recruiting excellent reliable carers is still a challenge – but something we do not compromise on.

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