This analysis by the London School of Economics, commissioned by the Nuffield Trust, projects expenditure on social care and health care for older people in England from 2010 to 2022.
Key charts from a study looking into projected future expenditure for the care of older people
Social care is crucial to the welfare of many older people. Meeting the need for social care is set to be more challenging in the decades to come, as the population continues to age and public expenditure is constrained.
This study of projected public expenditure on social care and continuing health care for people aged 65 and over in England was carried out for the Nuffield Trust by the Personal Social Service Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The aim of the Personal Social Service Research Unit modelling is to provide information to help policy-makers develop policies for reform of the financing system for social care and supportRaphael Wittenberg, Personal Social Services Research Unit, report co-author
The key findings outlined in this report are:
The findings in this report are drawn upon in another Nuffield Trust research report and summary: A decade of austerity? The funding pressures facing the NHS from 2010/11 to 2021/22 (December 2012), which discusses the implications of these projections for policy development.
Care for older people: projected expenditure to 2022 on social care and continuing health care for England’s older population, is part of the Nuffield Trust’s wider programme of work: Buying time: what is the scale of the financial challenge facing the NHS and how can it be met?