What is the “dementia tax”?
We answer questions on the Conservatives’ proposals.
Green Party Manifesto: Social care
Is there a social care crisis because of under-investment?
Will there be a cap on social care costs?
Following the launch of the Conservative manifesto the Prime Minister has said the party intends to consult on a cap on adult social care costs in England. There are no details yet on what the cap might look like.
Are the most significant council budget cuts in deprived areas?
Councils that are most dependent on government grants have seen their budgets reduced by more than other councils over the last seven years.
What might people have to pay for their social care?
Plans announced in the Conservative manifesto included no limit to the amount people pay for adult social care. However, since then the Prime Minister has said there will be a cap on the amount people will have to pay.
Conservative Manifesto: Adult social care
We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.
The adult social care spending gap
There isn’t a single estimate for the size of the adult social care spending gap in England.
Are there one million older people unable to look after themselves?
There were 1.2 million over 65s who experienced difficulty with basic tasks such as eating and washing, according to Age UK.
Where does councils' money come from to pay for adult social care?
Public spending on social care in England isn’t allocated in the same way that spending on something like health is.
Council tax and social care: explaining your bill
We looked at the changes in how councils can collect money for social care and how this affects your tax bill.
Trade-offs: local councils face choices about adult social care funding
Councils were given an extra £2 billion in the Spring Budget 2017. But they might use it to free up funding for other services.
Social care and hospital delays
20 councils accounted for 50% of the discharges delayed due to social care in November 2016. 24 councils accounted for around 50% of delays due to any reason.
How much can councils raise to pay for social care?
Councils are being allowed to increase council tax by 3% next year to pay for social care, but how does that impact different councils?
Delayed transfers of care: does geography matter?
There seems to be a 20 fold difference in delayed discharges from hospital between the best and worst performing councils. We’ve asked the Department of Health for more information.
Social care funding
The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition clashed over social care spending at PMQs today. We’ve investigated.
Are one million people without social care?
Age UK say more than one million people are not receiving the social care they need, but the research hasn't been published yet. They've produced similar estimates before.
Social care funding: how did the sector react to the latest plans?
David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn swapped quotes from health and social care leaders during Prime Minister's Questions.