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any of various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children

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The new funding was driven by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme's 2018 funding call for research focused on adult social care, which received a great response from the research community.
UNISON represents over 300,000 people working in social care, who are employed by local authorities, private companies, the community and voluntary sector, or directly by care users.
This is an important reminder to the Prime Minister of the scale of the crisis facing social care. After nine years of cuts to council budgets, 7.7 billion has been taken out of social care, leaving services at breaking point.
In Leicestershire, there are an estimated 1,200 vacancies in the adult social care sector at any given time, with 5,500 leaving these jobs every year out of a total directly employed workforce of 13,500 - a turnover rate of 40 per cent.
The BBC's Panorama last night revealed 11 authorities which will have "fully exhausted" their social care reserves within four years, unless they top them up.
The shocking figures, discussed at GMB's Annual Congress in Brighton this week, amount to a quarter of all those who pay for their social care.
A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "Local authorities have a duty to ensure people receive appropriate care and support.
A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "We have given local authorities access to up to [pounds sterling]3.9 billion more dedicated funding for adult social care this year, and a further [pounds sterling]410 million is available for adults and children's services.
One of our strategic priorities is to ensure we have sufficient numbers of skilled social care workers who are able to deliver consistent quality care and support across Wales.
The company offers supported living, day services and domiciliary support in Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford and the team have been nominated in the 'Best employer 49 to 250 category' which was open to over 20,000 adult social care employers in England.
Research shows that funding adult social care pressures in Wales would require an extra PS1bn by 2030-31, with costs rising from PS1.3bn in 2015-16 to PS2.3bn in 2030-31.
"While Tory ministers delay a funding solution to this crisis by shelving publication of their unnecessary green paper, more vulnerable people will die waiting for vital social care." There are 100,000 fewer people receiving social care since 2015, according to NHS figures.
Health and social care won't improve in Renfrewshire until finances are focused on long-term care for people who need support, according to a watchdog.
YOUR readers may have heard recently of the PS240m of extra money being allocated to the social care system to ease pressure on the NHS this winter.
READERS may have heard recently of the PS240million of extra money being allocated to the social care system to ease pressure on the NHS this winter.