The Labour Party conference this month heard Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announce free personal care, including help with washing, dressing and meal preparation, for people in England aged over 65 years old who are most in need of it.
Many employers are not prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions planned for January 2021 and a lack of planning and ongoing political uncertainty mean that few organisations are equipped to deal with a reduced inflow of EU workers post-Brexit.
Research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank in partnership with Future Care Capital has found more than eight out of 10 care home beds are provided by profit-driven companies, including more than 50,000 by large operators owned by private equity firms.
National Eye Health Week is scheduled for 23–29 September 2019, with the aim of encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been asked by Home Secretary Priti Patel to look, as a matter of urgency, into how an Australian-style points-based (PBS) immigration system could be introduced in Britain.