Social care

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'
Centre for Homelessness Impact Brian
Homelessness

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'

Local authority finances are ‘out of control’ and the cost of homelessness could make councils go bust, according to the Levelling Up Committee
If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care
Care worker Sybil Msezane
Sybil Msezane

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care

Adoptees share the 'extreme emotional challenge' of meeting birth parents decades after adoption
adoption/ Vivianne Grant
Adoption

Adoptees share the 'extreme emotional challenge' of meeting birth parents decades after adoption

Disabled people 'risk losing right to take part in society' with social care 'on its knees'
Social care

Disabled people 'risk losing right to take part in society' with social care 'on its knees'

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity
Volunteering

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds
Flexible working

Lack of flexibility in low paid-work means people are having to go part-time, study finds

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem
A young girls holds her head in her hands while sitting in a doorway
Child poverty

Four in five of the children’s homes in England are run for profit – here’s why that is a problem

'The government takes advantage of our love': Families caring for child relatives plead for help
kinship carer Katie
Cost of living crisis

'The government takes advantage of our love': Families caring for child relatives plead for help

'There's no support for us at all': The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave
record temperatures/ carers of disabled children/ image of child in wheelchair
Heatwave

'There's no support for us at all': The realities of caring for a disabled child during a heatwave

Wales launches monthly £1,600 universal basic income payments for care leavers
Universal basic income

Wales launches monthly £1,600 universal basic income payments for care leavers

Why care home staff in the UK are at breaking point
A nurse in a blue out fit take notes from a patient
Social care

Why care home staff in the UK are at breaking point

Care leavers campaign for better support: 'We don't have a great start in life when we turn 18'
Social Justice

Care leavers campaign for better support: 'We don't have a great start in life when we turn 18'

What support is available for unpaid carers?
Employment

What support is available for unpaid carers?

While celebrating her past, the Queen could change the UK's future
the queen
Paul McNamee

While celebrating her past, the Queen could change the UK's future

Carers 'devastated' at end of free Covid tests amid record infections
A coronavirus lateral flow test
Cost of Living Crisis

Carers 'devastated' at end of free Covid tests amid record infections

Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot
Universal Basic Income

Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot

The volunteers helping to make this a special Christmas for care leavers in their community
Christmas

The volunteers helping to make this a special Christmas for care leavers in their community

‘They disgust me to the core’: Frontline workers react to the Downing Street Christmas party
Partygate

‘They disgust me to the core’: Frontline workers react to the Downing Street Christmas party

Social care cap: What is it and what does it mean for me?
woman's hands placing medication into elderly man's hands. social care cap
social care

Social care cap: What is it and what does it mean for me?

Children in care are being handcuffed on their way to school and foster homes
Children in care can be handcuffed under the law as a last resort
Social care

Children in care are being handcuffed on their way to school and foster homes

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We're working to change that
The Money House
Declan Wilkes

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We're working to change that

Covid drama Help is the 'distinctively British' TV the government wants
Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham. Image: Pal Hansen/Guardian/eyevine
TV

Covid drama Help is the 'distinctively British' TV the government wants

National insurance rise: What Boris Johnson's social care plans mean for you
News

National insurance rise: What Boris Johnson's social care plans mean for you

'We had to get it right': Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham on Covid drama Help
Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham. Image: Pal Hansen/Guardian/eyevine
TV

'We had to get it right': Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham on Covid drama Help

The national insurance hike is a scam — and won't fix social care
James Ball

The national insurance hike is a scam — and won't fix social care