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Up to 90,000 social care workers needed immediately to meet manifesto pledges

Press release 28/11/2019

New analysis by the Nuffield Trust reveals that up to 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed immediately if the main parties' manifesto pledges to expand and reform social care are to be met.

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Shifting responsibilities: who cares?

Blog post 15/08/2019Lucina Rolewicz

Following a recent survey of adult carers in England, Lucina Rolewicz examines what's behind the findings and argues what might help matters in future.

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Understanding carers: a guide for local authorities

Toolkit/how-to 08/10/2018

Under the Care Act 2014, councils across England have a key role in assessing the support needs of carers. But with a recent Healthwatch report stating that those providing unpaid care are struggling to find help, Sarah Scobie pulls together sources of information to help local authorities understan...

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Let’s talk about eligibility

Blog post 26/05/2017Holly Holder

Social care is a key issue during this election but who is eligible for state support? Holly Holder speaks to John, an MS sufferer who relies on an informal carer because he no longer qualifies for council support.

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Indicator update summary: November 2016 - January 2017

Indicator update 26/01/2017Robert Reed

Indicators we've updated over the last few months.

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