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Adult social care ‘under stress and strain’, chief inspector warns

Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said.

Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.

There were 30,000 allegations of abuse of people using social care services in the first six months of this year, according to the newspaper.

Councils face £3.3bn grant cut next year

David Sparks warned that councils face big cuts in funding

First published 00:16 Friday 26 June 2015 in National News © by Press Association 2014

Councils in England face cuts of £3.3 billion in central government funding next year, a new study has found.

The Local Government Association warned that councils will have to make “significant” savings on top of previous spending cuts.

Funding will continue to be reduced – by 11% in 2017/18 and 4% in 2018/19 before increasing by 7% in 2019/20, said the LGA.

Norfolk-based charity fears the £12bn “draconian” cuts to welfare bills

The most vulnerable should be safeguarded.

09:40 23 June 2015

Housing benefit will be removed from 18 to 21-year-old’s on Jobseekers’ Allowance.

A drive to create a fairer Britain and improve lives or a policy with devastating consequences? Billions of pounds of welfare cuts will be made in the emergency budget next month. Political editor Annabelle Dickson asks what is in store, and what impact it could have.

The exact details of where the axe will fall to save £12bn on the welfare bill are not fully clear – but the case for it has now made by David Cameron.