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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".
22 May 2019
The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory
20 March 2019
Meeting discusses fight to win other disputes and save services in the city
5 December 2018
Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes
16 November 2018
14 November 2018
The crisis in social care continues to worsen, as councils prepare to find alternative provision for 13,500 more elderly and disabled people by the end of the month
17 October 2018
If austerity is over, no-one told the Tory councillors of Devon County Council. Foster carers are to have their allowances cut by 30%.
17 October 2018
At a mass members' meeting on 5 October, Birmingham Council home carers unanimously voted by show of hands to reject the council's 'final' offer and continue striking.
19 September 2018
"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers
5 September 2018
There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.
7 August 2018
Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts
4 July 2018
Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres
17 January 2018
Many foster carers cannot maintain a day job if they have a challenging young person to care for, and so rely wholly on their council allowance
9 August 2017
Since the NHS began outsourcing care services to private companies and charities, wages and conditions for carers, support workers and healthcare assistants have been squeezed.
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
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Cutters get half a billion; care cut by £142 a person. £15 million payday for health secretary; 500 ambulances turned back from A&Es
19 April 2017
Over 900 carers quit every day last year in England
5 April 2017
Finding out one has cancer is worrying enough. Treatment is often an ordeal. Facing financial hardship and insecurity as a result adds enormously to the anxiety many experience.
8 March 2017
The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.
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