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...

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New ITT: Independent evaluation of IMPACT: IMProving Adult Care Together (UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care)

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6 January 2022

We are seeking an evaluation partner to undertake an independent evaluation of the IMProving Adult Care Together (IMPACT) Centre, a new centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by...

Social care COVID-19 deaths highlight need for government to go further on funding and reform

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2 December 2021

Health Foundation response to Office for National Statistics data on deaths in the care sector in England and Wales in 2020.

New vision for social care will feel like hollow words without the money to deliver it

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1 December 2021

Health Foundation response to publication of the Government’s adult social care reform white paper.

Last minute changes to social care reforms are a step in the wrong direction

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18 November 2021

Health Foundation response to the government's proposed amendment to its planned social care charging reforms.

Webinar: What does the Spending Review mean for the NHS, social care and public health?

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Thursday 18 November 2021, 12.00-13.15

This webinar will explore what the Spending Review and the future funding picture means for the NHS, social care, and public health. Our expert panel will identify the challenges and discuss how we ca...

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The UK entered the pandemic in a vulnerable position with both systemic weaknesses in the NHS and poor underlying health

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9 November 2021

Health Foundation response to OECD Health at a Glance 2021 report.

A radical new vision for social care

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Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12.30-14.00

In the second REAL Challenge annual lecture, Hilary Cottam explored whether this moment – as we emerge from the pandemic – might offer us a real chance to re-imagine and re-organise how we care for on...

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A radical new vision for social care

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November 2021

Acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam asks what might it take to turn our current thinking about care on its head, reimagining care not merely as a cost but as an investment in our socia...

Spending Review 2021: what it means for health and social care

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29 October 2021

In this analysis we take a deeper look at what the Spending Review means for health and social care, including in four priority areas: social care, the public health grant, NHS capital and the NHS wor...

Health Foundation response to Spending Review 2021

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27 October 2021

Welcome investment in public services but lack of NHS workforce plan, and insufficient funding for social care and public health hinders recovery

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