The grant is one of 12 totalling GBP2.5 million, supporting new research into social care
, as part of NIHR's commitment to improving social care
through high quality evidence and building capacity for research in this field.
UNISON has long expressed frustration that the government consistently de-prioritises social care
. Since 2010, social care
budgets have been cut by [pounds sterling]7.7 billion.
'Every Day Is Different' will locally showcase how rewarding social care
careers can be, with a huge array of opportunities for progression and professional development.
Health Foundation director Anita Charlesworth said: "If reform remains unaddressed, social care
's inadequacies will continue and people in need will continue to fall through the cracks."
"Instead of taking action, this Tory Government keeps kicking the Green Paper on social care
into the long grass when they should be coming forward with a coherent plan to properly fund our care sector."
has been neglected by this Government for too long.
It is important, therefore, that we do all we can to grow and develop the social care
This is the 15th year the Skills for Care Accolades have been staged, celebrating the work of some 1.46 million people who work in adult social care
While some of the income raised could be used to alleviate immediate pressures on social care
, Prof Holtham said the remainder should be put into an investment fund to meet future needs - generated from returns on investments made by the fund, which could be fund-managed out of Wales.
Ms Keeley added: "These findings show the astounding scale of the care and support crisis facing both older adults and vulnerable disabled adults who depend on social care
to live independently."
The caution has been made in a report on health and social care
integration, which was presented at Renfrewshire Council's Leadership Board.
While it's important that the Government has recognised that social care
underfunding lies at the heart of our hospitals' winter pressures, the amount committed is a let-down - less than 10% of what's needed to fix the social care