Published 23 March 2020. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government … Continue reading
Age UK is calling for the future of social care to be put on a sustainable financial footing urgently.
A paucity of social care support is costing the NHS £587 million overall, equivalent to £640,000 every day, or £27,000 every hour. These figures are based on the 917 days between the last general election on 8 June 2017 and the upcoming election on 12 December 2019. This is due to many people … Continue reading
UKHCA reacted strongly to the news that changes to the UK’s immigration system will not include a visa option for low-skilled migrant workers after Brexit and employers. The Government’s proposals are that skilled workers wanting to come to the UK must have a job offer and a salary of £25,600 or more. There is … Continue reading
NEW New research reveals the growth in family carers caring for elderly relatives – and the price they pay. The Social Market Foundation has calculated that there are 7.6 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative. That is 1 million more than in 2005. Almost 15% of … Continue reading
A report by Age UK, Behind the Headlines – the battle to get care at home’ shows that the provision of homecare services has decreased by 3 million hours since 2015. In some areas, councils were unable to provide basic care and support to older people, with assessed needs, because there was a … Continue reading
The Home Secretary has announced that EU citizens will have to complete three key steps to obtain settled status to stay in the UK after June 2021: prove their identity, show that that they live in the UK, and declare that they have no serious criminal convictions. The settlement scheme will operate online and … Continue reading