Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released this week highlight significant weaknesses in the social care system. High death rates sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the stark impact of the virus on care home residents and social care workers.
Almost half of health visitors feel so stretched that they fear a tragedy where they work, a new survey reveals.
The government has unveiled its new Australian-style points-based system for migrants wishing to work in the UK, with care leaders warning the policy could force care homes and home care agencies to close.
Alzheimer’s Research UK and Dementia UK are calling on the government to prioritise dementia research, in the wake of a new report revealing the number of people with the condition in the UK and across Europe will double by 2050.