Social care

fact checks including care homes and social care budgets and policies

14 September 2021

The government did not give £37 billion to Serco

This is the total budget for two years of Test and Trace. Not all of it was spent, and only a fraction went to Serco.

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The government did not give £37 billion to Serco
10 September 2021

Fact checked: six key claims about the new health and social care plan

It was announced on Tuesday that National Insurance would be raised to help pay for the government’s new health and social care plan.

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Fact checked: six key claims about the new health and social care plan
8 June 2021

Matt Hancock used the phrase ‘protective ring’ about care homes long before he claims

Records show the Health Secretary used the phrase about care homes in May 2020 to describe actions taken in the first wave of the pandemic.

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Matt Hancock used the phrase ‘protective ring’ about care homes long before he claims
26 March 2021

Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?

Some healthcare workers are required by their employers to have the Hepatitis B vaccine, but it's not a specific law.

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Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?
14 May 2020

Covid-19 deaths in care homes have started to fall

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clashed at PMQs over whether care home deaths were falling, because they were using different data sources.

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Covid-19 deaths in care homes have started to fall
10 January 2020

Poll shows public thinks Brexit and NHS are most important issues facing the country

A survey reported by the Mail found social care to be the most pressing issue for the new government, but only among a selective list.

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Poll shows public thinks Brexit and NHS are most important issues facing the country
1 November 2019

Claim about social care spending and nurse numbers needs more context

Just under 97,000 nurses voluntarily resigned from the NHS in England between 2010 and 2018. Overall the number of nurses working in the NHS is higher than in 2010.

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Claim about social care spending and nurse numbers needs more context
26 September 2019

It’s not certain that 87 people a day are dying waiting for care

The data behind this figure has limitations and there are some reasons to suspect the true figure may be lower.

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It’s not certain that 87 people a day are dying waiting for care
24 July 2019

How many people with dementia have to sell their homes to pay for care?

A poll found that 16% of respondents who said they had friends or family with dementia also said that person had to sell their home to pay for care. But …

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How many people with dementia have to sell their homes to pay for care?
6 July 2018

Councils aren’t getting enough funding to meet demand for social care

Experts say councils will increasingly have to cut funding from other areas to meet the demand.

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Councils aren’t getting enough funding to meet demand for social care

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