Social care Social care is the personal care or support given to children or adults in need or at risk

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This care or support can be both practical and emotional – and the individual’s needs might stem from illness, disability, old age or poverty.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

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Adult social care and COVID-19

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on people receiving social care, their...

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The whole of society will benefit from social care reform

1 July 2021
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New analysis looks at the impact of a lifetime cap on social care costs on people with different...

REAL Centre

Government must go further to level up the health recovery

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10 May 2022

Health Foundation response to the Queen’s Speech 2022. 

Health and Care Act passes but leaves unfinished business for the NHS and social care 

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29 April 2022

Health Foundation respond to Health and Care Act receiving Royal Assent 

Yorkshire, Midlands and North East MPs urged to protect constituents from crippling care costs in key parliamentary vote

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22 April 2022

The Health Foundation and the King's Fund urge Yorkshire, Midlands and North East MPs to protect constituents from crippling care costs in key parliamentary vote.

Severe pressures in A&E should be a wake up call for Government to tackle the workforce crisis

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14 April 2022

Our response to the NHS England monthly performance statistics.

MPs vote wrong way on social care cap and workforce planning 

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31 March 2022

The Health Foundation's response to House of Commons votes on the Health and Care Bill.

Government's proposed amendment to the Care Act would be a step in the wrong direction

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7 March 2022

Our response to the House of Lords vote to reject the government’s amendment to the Care Act.

The Care Act amendment: who is set to lose out?

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25 February 2022

Charles Tallack sets out what the proposed amendment to the social care cap will really mean for people needing care.

Better integration between services makes sense but is no replacement for properly funding them

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9 February 2022

The Health Foundation response to the government's Integration and Social Care White Paper.

How can we think long term when the issues facing the health service are so urgent?

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9 February 2022

Toby Watt rounds up the REAL Centre’s current work to reflect on how best to strike the balance between crisis management and long-term planning for the NHS and social care.

Government’s proposed amendment to social care cap puts more people at risk of catastrophic care costs, particularly those in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber and the Midlands

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7 February 2022

Our joint report with Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) finds that the proposed government amendment would impact most strongly those older people with modest levels of wealth.

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