33% increase in delayed transfers from hospital as social care faces £1.9bn funding gap | Care Industry News


Commenting on the Combined Performance Summary for September published this morning by NHS England, Nuffield Trust Director of Research Professor John Appleby

Source: 33% increase in delayed transfers from hospital as social care faces £1.9bn funding gap | Care Industry News

If the way the NHS is organised seems absurd, that’s because it is | Society | The Guardian


Turbulent reorganisations, rising debt and critical staff shortages – no wonder there is a growing scarcity of the much-maligned ‘bureaucrats’ who struggle to keep the machine running

Source: If the way the NHS is organised seems absurd, that’s because it is | Society | The Guardian

Council tax hike not enough to fill care funding gap, warn town hall chiefs | Community Care


Increased tax would raise extra £400m in 2016-17, not enough to meet increased costs of living wage and care packages, says LGA

Source: Council tax hike not enough to fill care funding gap, warn town hall chiefs | Community Care

Care sector ‘at risk despite promises of more money’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


Vital care services for older and disabled people in England remain at risk – despite government attempts to protect the sector, care leaders say. Last month, George Osborne announced plans he said would lead to an above-inflation rise in care budgets. But council chiefs, NHS managers and care bosses have cast doubt on those claims in a letter to the chancellor. It warns his plans would leave a funding gap and put vulnerable people at risk – denied by the government. Care services, including care homes and services that provide help in people’s home for tasks such as washing and dressing, are overseen by local councils. Budget cuts Only the poorest get help – those with assets of over £23,250 have to pay the full cost of their care. Over the past few years, the numbers getting help have fallen as councils have struggled to cope with cuts to their budgets. But in last month’s spending review, Mr Osborne said he was protecting social care budgets by allowing local authorities to raise

Source: Care sector ‘at risk despite promises of more money’ | DisabledGo News and Blog