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.

The adult social care workforce in England – National Audit Office

This report considers the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now, and in

Social care: the forthcoming green paper on older people (England): (Briefing Paper Number 8002) – House of Commons Library

Provides background on the forthcoming Green Paper on social care for older people – there will be a “parallel process” of work looking at social care for working age adults (although it is not clear at this stage if there will be a

Social Care: Impact of NHS Plans and Delivery of Services Over the Winter Period – House of Lords Library

This briefing provides an introduction to the issue of the impact on the social care sector of current pressures in the NHS by giving a brief overview of social care, recent NHS plans and the current winter peak in demand for healthcare. It

Report into Children’s Social Care Services in the London Borough of Barnet – Department of Education

An Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services in Barnet.  

Report to the Minister of State for Children and Families on ways forward for children’s services in Croydon – Department for Education

In September 2017 an Ofsted Publication judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate. This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services