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    Adults with vulnerabilities in custody are not receiving appropriate support

    A report has found that almost a quarter of a million adults with vulnerabilities in police custody are not receiving the support of an “appropriate adult”. A report commissioned by the Home Office has said that lack >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    Chief inspector warns cuts are affecting adult social care

    The chief inspector of adult social care in England has said that cuts are putting social care under “stress and strain” and carers’ are having their efforts undermined. Andrea Sutcliffe has said that many carers ended up >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    Social care services for adults struggling due to budget cuts

    A survey of senior officials has suggested that adult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train their staff due to cuts to council budgets. There is a £1.1.bn shortfall to councils in England warns >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    People with vulnerabilities left at risk by policy makers

    A new report has found that policy makers aren’t listening to people with multiple needs, meaning they are not getting the support they need. ‘Solutions from the Frontline’, published by a coalition of charities looks into the >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    Social landlords in Wales hope to save the NHS £1.7m

    Social landlords in Wales believe they can save their local NHS £1.7m in the next year through a care project that places people with additional needs in affordable housing rather than hospitals or care homes. The savings >>>

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    New supported housing service for people needing care after hospital

    A six month trial period has begun in Cottesmore, Rutland for people leaving hospitals but who still need care and support. The service will provide supported accommodation for people who no longer need specialist medical care, but >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    Proposal for an extension on the integration of health and social care in Staffordshire

    A deal to integrate health and social care, focusing on older people, has proposed an extension. Staffordshire County Council wishes to agree on a new deal which will help to improve integration between health and social care >>>

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    Older people and people with disabilities finding it hard to get state funded care

    Social services leaders are concerned that a funding gap of £7bn a year is likely to leave people with vulnerabilities paying for their own care and support by the end of next parliament. Social services leaders are >>>

    Categories: Adult Services

    The number of people using food banks has risen by 1,468%

    A new report has found that the number of people turning to food banks in the UK has risen by 1.468% during the coalition government. Latest figures by the Trussell Trust show that 913,138 adults and children >>>

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    Support for patients with vulnerabilities with eased pressure on hospitals

    Ministers say that patients with vulnerabilities in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals. Teams of social workers and NHS staff will soon become available seven days >>>

    Categories: Adult Services