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25 March 2020
Boris Johnson has said that non-urgent operations will be cancelled, and people already in hospital sent home, to free up 30,000 general and acute beds in the NHS to accommodate coronavirus patients. According to Johnson, they will be released into the care of "community health providers".
31 May 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Vote Corbyn; Manchester bombing witnesses; Clarke v Corbyn; dementia tax.
3 May 2017
It is not difficult to see why the chair of the National Care Association says "we are now beyond the crisis point"
19 April 2017
Over 900 carers quit every day last year in England
8 March 2017
Bradford Socialist Party members were in attendance along with other activists at the lobby of the council on 23 February outside Bradford city hall. Some Labour councillors came and talked to us as we attempted to persuade them to set a no-cuts budget.
1 March 2017
Fighting for liberation and socialism: Women are on the move - against Donald Trump in the US, and attacks on reproductive rights in Ireland and Poland
7 December 2016
A new, Uber-style care service has been launched in Britain.
16 November 2016
Carlisle Socialist Party members handed in a 1,500-signature petition on 9 November demanding that Cumbria County Council scrap its plan to halve the number of care home places.
19 October 2016
Councils and unions must combat the cuts: Over the past six years, the number of care homes has fallen by 1,500 to 16,600. Home care providers are not renewing council contracts. The number of elderly people receiving social care from their local council declined by a staggering 26% between 2010 and 2015.
12 October 2016
Cumbria County Council is planning to close three care homes and replace them with another building which only has 60 beds instead of the current 117. Another four homes will be closed in West Cumbria. Only those suffering from dementia and the most complex needs will get a place. But what about respite care? What about family carers?
27 April 2016
Despite growing anger at further cuts and continued austerity, Southampton Labour council's failure to mount any resistance to the cuts has put its majority in jeopardy.
11 March 2015
Southampton care homes protest: Residents' carers, workers and supporters gathered in Shirley precinct in Southampton on 7 March to rally support for Woodside Lodge and other day services and care homes under threat from the Labour council
4 March 2015
Northern conference: It is clear the Socialist Party Northern region is taking important steps forward in party building
18 September 2014
Much of the social care system has been sold off to the private sector. Ann Parkes describes her desperate struggle to gain decent care for her husband
7 May 2014
For-profit companies don't care: Yet another exposť into the abuse of elderly people hit the headlines. BBC's Panorama broadcast the latest in a string of shocking video evidence of direct abuse and neglect within care homes.
13 February 2013
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt would like to have us believe that he's a hero of the elderly. He has announced plans that will supposedly tackle the scandal of people having to sell their houses
9 January 2013
Happy New Year to NHS staff, patients and campaigners everywhere! Sadly, greetings cannot be extended to health minister Norman Lamb
17 October 2012
Care arrangements for elderly relatives are now a major issue for families. Here is my experience, writes Pete McNally, Worcester.
19 September 2012
The Socialist Party has put its full support behind the campaign of Hampshire Unison to prevent the closure of three elderly residential care homes
25 July 2012
Bristol council has announced that eight care homes will close across the city, displacing over 200 residents and costing the jobs of over 300 dedicated staff.
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