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: Assessing the policy response in England so far

July 2020
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Our analysis of the national government policy response during the first phase of the pandemic.

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Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

July 2020
Briefing

Our analysis on the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on social care in England during the first phase...

Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care

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December 2020

Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee on the need for a comprehensive workforce strategy for eh NHS and social care sectors.

Adult social care and safeguarding during COVID-19: a large-scale mixed methods study

Research project

Research into the impact of COVID-19 on legal obligations within adult social care and safeguarding across England and Wales, to provide an understanding of how the pandemic has affected adults with c...

Listening to the future: Introducing the REAL Centre

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29 October 2020

The Health Foundation has launched the REAL Centre, dedicating £20m of investment to its work supporting long-term planning in health and social care. 

Fundamental reform of social care needed if country is to ‘build back better’

Press release
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22 October 2020

Our response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on social care funding and workforce.

The REAL Challenge: Beyond crystal balls and COVID-19

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16 October 2020

Catch up on the inaugural REAL Challenge Lecture by Sir Andrew Dilnot in which he outlined how some key challenges in health and social care are exacerbated by a short-termist approach and why longer-...

Social care funding gap

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15 October 2020

Our estimates of what it would cost to stabilise and improve adult social care in England.

Will government ignore yet another warning about the state of adult social care?

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15 October 2020

Health Foundation response to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) annual report on the state of care in England.

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 government policy on the adult social care workforce

Research project

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 government policy on the adult social care workforce  

Should the government rethink its immigration policy for social care?

Blog
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10 September 2020

Lucinda Allen and Tim Gardner discuss new polling that shows strong public support for an immigration route for social care and what such a policy could mean for the sector's workforce challenges.

The adult social care workforce in London

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20 August 2020

We explore analysis on the social care workforce and the delivery of care services in London.

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