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Queen's Speech has no concrete proposals for social care and worrying lack of reassurances for future workforce

Press release 14/10/2019

Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust responds to the social care announcement in the Queen's Speech 2019.

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What can England learn from the long-term care system in Germany?

Report 11/09/2019Natasha Curry | Laura Schlepper | Nina Hemmings

The current social care system in England is widely regarded as unfair, complex, confusing and failing to meet growing care needs in the population. Germany was in a similar situation 24 years ago, but successfully brought about far-reaching reform. As the UK government promises to fix our social ca...

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Patient experience of NHS and social care services

Indicator update 23/08/2019Jessica Morris

In our latest indicator update we've looked at how patient experience of NHS and social care services has changed over time.

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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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Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system

Briefing 24/07/2019

Why relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable basis for the social care system.

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Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland

Report 10/07/2019Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Three years after Rafael Bengoa’s blueprint for improving the Northern Irish health service, this report uses interviews with health service leaders in Northern Ireland as well as outside experts and clinicians to assess which factors are helping or hindering Northern Ireland's efforts to change i...

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Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Briefing 02/06/2019

This briefing examines the potential impact of the Immigration Bill on the NHS and social care.

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How to fund social care?

Briefing 11/04/2019

15 options for funding social care.

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What principles should underpin the funding system for social care?

Blog post 11/04/2019Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper

While there may not be one perfect way to fund social care, Camille Oung and Laura Schlepper describe four principles that should be central to any approach.

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Friday FAQs: Sharon Allen

Blog post 29/03/2019Sharon Allen

For this week’s Friday FAQ we spoke to Sharon Allen, who this week stepped down from her role as Chief Executive of Skills for Care, a charity that supports adult social care employers. She will shortly begin as Chief Executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which supports people with a life...

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