Get the facts: Social care

5 May 2017

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.

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Are there one million older people unable to look after themselves?
11 April 2017

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.

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Where does councils' money come from to pay for adult social care?
28 March 2017

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.

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Council tax and social care: explaining your bill
15 March 2017

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.

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Trade-offs: local councils face choices about adult social care funding
20 February 2017

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.

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Social care and hospital delays
19 January 2017

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?

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How much can councils raise to pay for social care?
15 December 2016

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.

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Delayed transfers of care: does geography matter?
14 December 2016

Social care funding

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition clashed over social care spending at PMQs today. We’ve investigated.

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Social care funding
23 November 2016

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.

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Are one million people without social care?
21 December 2015

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.

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Social care funding: how did the sector react to the latest plans?

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