Who cares?: the financialisation of adult social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that identifies that social care’s reliance on private bed provision is growing, and larger providers – particularly those funded by private equity firms – are becoming more dominant. A growing reliance on private provision

Homing in on free personal care – Independent Age

Independent Age report that outlines the various reasons why free personal care can help provide the systemic change that social care is in need of. The report shows the scale of how many older people have had to sell their

What can England learn from the long-term care system in Germany? – Nuffield Trust

This report seeks to assess the German long-term care system through the lens of the policy challenges that face England. Using a literature review and a series of interviews with experts on the German system both within and outside Germany,

The community mental health framework for adults and older adults – NHS England and NHS Improvement

The Community Mental Health Framework describes how the Long Term Plan’s vision for a place-based community mental health model can be realised, and how community services should modernise to offer whole-person, whole-population health approaches, aligned with the new Primary Care

Contained or contagious? The future of infectious disease in ageing societies – International Longevity Centre UK

International Longevity Centre UK report recommending that policymakers across the world to do more to adequately prepare for the growing risk of future pandemics. A number of global developments are currently increasing the likelihood of future outbreaks, including complacency around

Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

This brief serves as an overview and introduction to the Economics of Healthy and Active Ageing series. It reviews the main evidence on the health and long-term care costs associated with ageing populations to better understand the expected cost pressures

Sustainable health financing with an ageing population: implications of different revenue raising mechanisms and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

While there have been many prior analyses of how population ageing affects health and long-term care expenditure trends, very little is known about how population ageing affects a country’s ability to generate revenues to pay for health. This brief looks

Navigating the uncharted waters: population ageing in the UK – International Longevity Centre: UK

International Longevity Centre – UK report that argues that the UK’s unprecedented population ageing poses a set of daunting, yet not insurmountable, challenges for policymakers, institutions and health care providers to design better solutions fit for an ageing society. It

More harm than good: why more isn’t always better with older people’s medicines – Age UK

Age UK report that calls for a more considered approach to prescribing medicines for our older population. It says too many older people in our society are on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side effects that

An evidence summary of health inequalities in older populations in coastal and rural areas: Full report- Public Health England

This report provides evidence on the health inequalities experienced by older populations in coastal and rural areas, together with a summary of key considerations to reduce inequalities and promote healthy ageing in these areas. It comprises a literature review supplemented

Ageing confidently: supporting an ageing workforce – Centre for Social Justice

It is estimated that by 2035, over half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years of age. This report proposes several recommendations to provide older people and employers with the support needed to unlock the potential

Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Thirtieth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee has found that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administrative errors or their own honest mistakes.  They find the carers allowance is operated using a confusing

Tackling loneliness: (Briefing Paper number 8514) – House of Commons Library

The government’s Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide ‘national leadership’ to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing: explains the Strategy; the steps taken

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

A home for the ages: planning for the future with age-friendly design – Royal Institute of British Architects and Centre for Towns

RIBA and the Centre for Towns  report that challenges the current failure in England to meet the need for housing that is suitable for the older generation. From making the current housing stock more accessible through to delivering specialised housing

Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England): (Briefing Paper Number 1911) – House of Commons Library

Updated House of Commons Library briefing paper that sets out how individuals are assessed for local authority funding support towards the costs of their social care for 2019/20. Key metrics for the social care means-test for 2019/20 are: upper capital

Inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people – All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People report following an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. An estimate of some of the costs of poor housing

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.