Diagnosis Critical: Launching an inquiry into health and social care in England – Centre for Progessive Policy

Think Tank report from the Centre for Progessive Policy that finds that: Even if a trust improves its financial position by 10 percentage points the standards for elective care would still not be met, although this would make them likely to

Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if

Mapping the Standards of Evidence used in UK social policy – Alliance for Useful Evidence

In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of standards of evidence and other frameworks which aim to tell us what is and isn’t working. Following in-depth consultation with the organisations who use them, This report has mapped and

What the NHS needs to see from the social care green paper: Briefing June 2018 Issue 305 – NHS Confederation

Social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform. This briefing lays out ten key issues the NHS Confederation and its members ask the government to consider in the social care green paper and when reshaping the care system. A

Briefing: The impact of providing enhanced support for Sutton Homes of Care residents: Findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit – The Health Foundation

This report examines the effect of the Sutton Homes of Care vanguard on hospital use for new residents who moved into one of 28 Sutton care homes between January 2016 and April 2017. Key findings: The Sutton residents were compared

Adass Budget Survey 2018 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,

The revision of the Relative Needs Formulae for adult social care funding and new allocation formulae for funding Care Act reforms – Personal Social Services Research Unit

Independent report commissioned to develop needs-based formulae that will determine funding allocations to local authorities to cover: the funding of existing responsibilities of local authorities for adult social care; the additional expenditure requirements as a result of the cap on lifetime

IPC And Personal Health Budget Support And Development Programme: Learning And Next Steps – Voluntary Voices

Report on the role that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has to play in delivering personalised care, and shows what needs to happen at a local level to realise this potential. It sets out how personal health budgets

Behind the Headlines: the battle to get care at home – Age UK

Age UK report that finds families it seems, getting access to decent quality, reliable home care, and maintaining it, is a real battle. Key issues are: Long waits to get an assessment Services that are disjointed or simply unresponsive Social

Supporting Military Veterans in Residential Care: A practical guide – Demos

Veterans face a range of challenges while living in residential care, yet managers and staff were lacking the information and resources they needed to know how best to support them. This guide aims to fill this information gap: helping care home managers,

The Economic Value of the Adult Social Care sector – UK: Final Report – Skills for Care

Report that estimates that in 2016, adult social care sector GVA (The measure of the value of goods and services produced by an economy. It is output minus intermediate consumption) was £24.3 billion. Most of this was estimated to be

From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support – Centre for Mental Health

From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support reports on a pilot programme in the West Midlands to support prisoners with mental health difficulties into employment when they are released. The programme sought to employ the

Breaking down barriers to better health and care – NHS England

This guide provide details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of the population.

Transforming care: the challenges and solutions – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group report outlining challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care. This follows the implementation of a pilot project, the report offers recommendations for future steps.  The

NHS at 70: Public attitudes to the health and care system – IPSOS Mori

Slide deck and data from an Ipsos MORI survey of the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. Demonstrates rising public concern for the future of the NHS and

A better offer for older people: Making extra care housing work for your community – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support.  It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

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

This report offers an overview of the Japanese long-term care insurance system and highlights the pertinent points of learning for England, in order to provoke debate and bring new ideas and potential solutions to the green paper discussions.  In 2000  Japan introduced

Sleep-ins – A tipping point?: An independent survey to assess the impact of the sleep in pay crisis on the future of social care – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

This report sets out the results from the independent survey to assess the impact of the sleep in pay crisis on the future of social care. It finds 30% of people are likely to have their services disrupted in the next year

The adult social care workforce in England: Thirty-Eighth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, suggesting the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff.