Social care plan will help just a tenth of UK’s older people in need

Boris Johnson’s flagship plan to fix social care will benefit a fraction of the people who need help, the Observer can disclose, as charities and campaigners urge ministers to act now or see thousands being...

Social care reform: National Insurance increase and the funding caps under Boris Johnson’s new plans explained

The new system of funding social care relies on both a cap on overall care spending, and a “floor” on assets which stops anyone who needs care from running their savings down too far. The system will kick in...

A million over-65s ‘still at risk of loneliness as UK lockdown eases’

A review by 10 leading charities has found that a million people over 65 in the UK are likely to remain at risk of chronic loneliness despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Read the full article on...

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