Day: 11 November 2019

Council funding unlikely to meet the cost of social care if action is not taken

A study undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that council funding will continue to fail to meet the cost of social care in the years to come even if council taxes were raised by the maximum currently allowed (4% per year). Council’s would still need additional £1.6 billion by 2024-25 to meet …

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Care home manager jailed for failing to attend inquest

In a first-of-its-kind judgment a registered care home manager has been sentenced to 4 months’ imprisonment for failing to attend the inquest of a resident. The manager had refused to engage with the inquest process and had already been fined £650 by the coroner before being charged with intentionally withholding evidence before an inquest. The …

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