About Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter is Community Care's adults social care journalist

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Adults

‘The standard response is wear incontinence pads in bed – even if you’re not incontinent’

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Adults

‘Decisions are being taken out of our hands’ – social workers on care cuts

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Children

Council criticised for cutting care packages of two brothers with ‘no explanation’

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Adults

Council fined £70,000 after leaving vulnerable people’s details online

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Royal Courts of Justice

Adults

Disabled man loses landmark Care Act appeal over care package cut

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Adults

Care home numbers fall ‘rapidly’ but new homes offering more places

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Adults

Why scamming is a core safeguarding issue for social work

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Workforce

Social workers offered support to return to practice as training scheme extended

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Adults

Care plans should be reviewed more than once a year, says watchdog

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults

‘Flawed’ use of Mental Capacity Act key theme in safeguarding adults reviews

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Adults

Councils split over value of named social worker pilot

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Adults

Council criticised for not consulting woman before banning relative from visiting care home

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Adults

Council ordered to pay thousands in care fees after residency dispute caused assessment delay

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults

Services ‘too often’ failing to apply Mental Capacity Act properly

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Adults

Disabled man appeals High Court decision over care package cut

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Adults, Children

Council’s ‘unacceptable failings’ left struggling family without respite

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