Social care

The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.

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Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Businesses are being encouraged to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people the end of their … Read more → – Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2012-13

The Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) for 2012-13 is now closed for applications. The IESD Fund for year 5 was open from 25 June 2012 and closed on … Read more → – Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund for 2012-13

Funding made available for dementia research projects

Dementia research

The Department of Health has made £22 million available to 21 pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground-breaking treatments. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt emphasised the crucial … Read more → – Funding made available for dementia research projects

Health grant awarded to victims of Thalidomide

The Department of Health will pay around £80 million over 10 years to the Thalidomide Trust, which dispenses help and support to people disabled by the drug, Care and Support … Read more → – Health grant awarded to victims of Thalidomide

Grant allocations for adults’ personal social services

This letter sets out the provisional adults’ personal social services (PSS) specific revenue and capital grant funding for local authorities for the periods 2013/14 and 2014/15. Details of individual funding … Read more → – Grant allocations for adults’ personal social services

NHS funding transfer to local authorities

The Department has written to the NHS Commissioning Board with provisional information on the transfer of £859m in 2013/14 to from the NHS to local authorities This funding was previously … Read more → – NHS funding transfer to local authorities

Department announces pilot projects to improve severe mental illness services

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today announced that 6 local projects have begun work to help improve access to psychological therapies for those with severe mental illnesses. The 6 … Read more → – Department announces pilot projects to improve severe mental illness services