Over-50s could be forced to pay more than £300 a year extra in National Insurance to help fund a fairer social care system under plans drawn up by senior Tory Damian Green.
The social care system in England is at “crisis point”, with more people asking for care but fewer receiving it, according to a report.
A digital portal which helps NHS hospitals find care home places for patients is to be rolled out across England in a bid to cut unnecessary delays.
Social care workers in Scotland face unfair conditions, “excessive” shifts and insecure work, an inquiry has found.
A sheltered housing resident died alone after a council care worker ignored his call for help, a tribunal heard.
MORE people should be benefiting from a planned transformation of social care, a new report has said.
CONSERVATIVE plans for social care have come under fire from the author of a major review of the issue, who warned elderly people would be left "helpless" to control the cost of their care.
SCOTLAND is facing a social care time-bomb as the cost of looking after the elderly soars over the next two decades.