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Responding to Covid-19: the complexities of the social care provider market

Blog post 12/05/2020Camille Oung | Natasha Curry

The coronavirus crisis has led to a belated focus on social care – highlighting both the sector’s vital role and its struggles. Camille Oung and Natasha Curry look at how the social care provider market has been causing particular difficulties, and how the lessons from Covid-19 can help bring a...

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What does the provider market look like across the four countries?

Blog post 11/05/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer looks at the organisations of various kinds that run residential and nursing care homes and services for adults across the four countries of the UK - many of which are struggling to continue in adverse circumstances.

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What are carers in each of the four UK countries entitled to?

Blog post 15/04/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer covers the support that carers, both informal and formal, are able to claim under national or local criteria within each of the four UK countries.

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What does the social care workforce look like across the four countries?

Blog post 15/04/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer describes the social care workforce in each UK country including recruitment, registration and regulation.

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Supporting those who deliver social care: what can England learn from the rest of the UK?

Blog post 15/04/2020Camille Oung

Alongside our new explainers today on social care workers and the support available to them, Camille Oung looks at the lessons that England could learn from how the other UK countries have responded to their own social care workforce problems.

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Who organises and funds social care?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer covers how adult social care is funded, assessed and organised in each UK country.

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Offer and eligibility: Who can access state-funded adult care and what are people entitled to?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer covers the number of state-supported individuals accessing care, the financial and needs criteria that determine access in each country, and the services supported for individuals who meet the means and needs criteria.

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What steps are currently being taken to reform social care?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer analyses the main social care reform activities in each UK country.

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Other types of support: how do the countries compare?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper | Natasha Curry

This explainer looks at what other types of support – such as welfare benefits and access to continuing health care – people with care needs might be eligible for.

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Social care across the four countries of the UK: what can we learn?

Blog post 18/03/2020Camille Oung

As we start a series of explainers describing the social care system in each country of the UK, lead author Camille Oung looks at what social care policy-makers in England can learn from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Reform must come with funding and clarity – and it must secure public sup...

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