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...

Mind the gaps: adult social care workforce policy during the pandemic

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17 June 2021

Has national support for adult social care staff in England during the pandemic been adequate? Lucinda Allen looks at what was missing.

Adult social care and COVID-19 after the first wave: assessing the policy response in England

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May 2021

Our analysis of the national government policy response for social care after the first wave of the pandemic.

New centre for implementing evidence in adult social care

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27 May 2021

We spoke to Professor Jon Glasby, Director of the IMPACT centre - a new UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care.

Webinar: Can politicians 'get social care done'?

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25 May 2021

Understanding the political dynamics behind finally achieving substantive reform of the social care sector.

MPs highlight major gaps in the government’s reform agenda for the NHS and social care

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14 May 2021

Health Foundation response to the report by the Health and Social Care Select Committee on the Government's White Paper proposals for the reform of Health and Social Care   

If not now, when? The long overdue promise of social care reform

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10 May 2021

Despite government promising to 'fix the crisis in social care once and for all', no plan to reform the sector has yet emerged. Here we explore whether recent objections to a cap on care costs truly s...

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

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10 May 2021

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...

ITT: Evaluation of our Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme

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10 May 2021

We are seeking an evaluation partner to undertake a qualitative process evaluation of our Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme.

The Queen's Speech: The PM must set out a vision for social care and a timetable for reform

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24 April 2021

Joint letter to The Times from the Health Foundation, The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust calls for social care reform proposals to be brought forward in the Queen's Speech.

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