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Care plan savings 'over-optimistic'

Questions are being asked about what impact a flagship government scheme to improve the care of vulnerable patients in England will have.

The £5.3bn Better Care Fund will be launched in April 2015 to encourage greater integration between the NHS and social care.

But a review by the National Audit Office found the scale of potential savings was overstated to start with.

The government said it disagreed with the criticisms.

However, the NAO said even now, the revised plans contained "bold assumptions".

Last month, ministers championed the impact the fund was going to have after announcing nearly all 151 local plans had been signed off.

The details of the schemes vary, but all involve some form of joint working between social workers, nurses and other community staff to improve the support offered, particularly to elderly people.

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Posted by: on November 11st, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

Local councils to spend an extra £308m on adult social care services

This new revenue allows for increased flexibility as part of the historic local government finance settlement seeing spending increase by more than two per cent.

Posted by: Sharon Tither on July 4th, 2016 @ 10:33 AM

Care services facing cuts this year

Care services are facing cuts this year as rises in council tax have failed to plug the gaps in budgets in England, town hall chiefs are warning.

The government allowed councils to increase council tax by 2% this year to spend on care - and most have done so. But, according to a survey of all 151 social care directors, there is still a shortfall of nearly £1bn.

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Posted by: Sharon Tither on July 13th, 2016 @ 10:13 AM

Mental Health campaign receives additional funding

A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health has been given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund.

Posted by: Sharon Tither on October 5th, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Report finds care for elderly 'increasingly rationed' in England

The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have published a report on the sustainability of adult social care. It looks at the impact of budget reductions on social care for older people. 

Posted by: Sharon Tither on October 6th, 2016 @ 6:25 PM

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