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8 July 2020

Johnson blames care workers for deaths

Boris Johnson has tried to shift the blame for the scandal of mass Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

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8 July 2020

No going back: Nationalise social care!

The anarchy of free-market capitalism has been brutally exposed to millions through its inability to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the richest countries on the planet.

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9 June 2020

Coronavirus pandemic news in brief

"There is no privatisation of the NHS on my watch", said serial bullshitter health secretary Matt Hancock in January

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25 May 2020

Care home workers suffer PPE shortage and job loss fears

My neighbour contacted me the other night. She is a care worker at a home for the elderly. She had seen the Socialist Party posters on my fence

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11 May 2020

Leicester care workers face pay cut and worse conditions

Care home workers in Leicestershire are to be rewarded for their courage and sacrifice during this crisis with a pay cut and worsening conditions of service, writes Heather Rawling, Unison union member (personal capacity).

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21 April 2020

Care homes coronavirus scandal: blood on their hands

There is growing anger at the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis. 400,000 people living in care homes have been abandoned - surrendered to the virus.

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25 March 2020

Social care: "Not good enough by miles"

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".

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31 May 2017

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Vote Corbyn; Manchester bombing witnesses; Clarke v Corbyn; dementia tax.

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3 May 2017

Beyond the crisis point: saving social care

It is not difficult to see why the chair of the National Care Association says "we are now beyond the crisis point"

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19 April 2017

900 carers quit a day - nationalise social care now

Over 900 carers quit every day last year in England

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8 March 2017

Bradford: Anti-cuts lobby against poor-bashing budget

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.

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1 March 2017

International Women's Day

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

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7 December 2016

Workers can fight Uber-style care

A new, Uber-style care service has been launched in Britain.

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16 November 2016

Cumbria: Stop axing care home places

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.

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19 October 2016

Elderly care at crisis point

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.

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12 October 2016

Fight to save care homes in Carlisle

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?

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27 April 2016

Southampton Labour council faces crisis as cuts hit city

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.

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11 March 2015

"I want my voice to be heard"

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

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4 March 2015

Campaigns news in brief

Northern conference: It is clear the Socialist Party Northern region is taking important steps forward in party building

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TUSC NHS 'credit card': The Health & Social Care Act Means: NHS Privatisation

TUSC NHS 'credit card': The Health & Social Care Act Means: NHS Privatisation

18 September 2014

The struggle for decent social care - a personal account

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

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