Billions of pounds must be spent to restore quality and access in the adult social care system to an “acceptable” standard, peers have urged.
Scotland’s elderly are facing increasing waits for the social care they need, a new report suggests.
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 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.