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Capping the costs: what are the lessons from the German social care system?

Blog post 12/07/2021Laura Schlepper

With a possible cap on costs taking centre stage in the debate over England's social care reforms, Laura Schlepper outlines the social care cap currently in place in Germany. What can we learn from the German funding system and the decisions which led to it?

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Nuffield Trust: Further delay to social care reform a betrayal of commitments made by government

Press release 11/05/2021

Our Deputy Director of Policy Natasha Curry responds to the Queen's Speech.

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Fractured and forgotten? The social care provider market in England

Report 16/04/2021Natasha Curry | Camille Oung

Covid-19 has highlighted many issues in the social care system in the last year, but providers of these vital services are still often ignored. This report highlights the systemic problems with the way the provider market for social care operates in England.

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Nuffield Trust: The pandemic has only added to the effects of years of delay to meaningful social care reform

Press release 25/03/2021

Natasha Curry responds to the NAO report on the adult social care market in England.

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Social care

Indicator update 24/03/2021Jenny Davies

We’re monitoring trends in the quality of social care.

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Rapidly prioritising innovations in adult social care for evaluation: a Q&A with Dr Holly Walton

Blog post 15/03/2021Dr Holly Walton

Dr Holly Walton is co-author of new research published last week on rapidly prioritising innovations in adult social care for evaluation. In this Q&A we ask her more about the work, including the benefits and drawbacks of doing the research at such speed, and the possible lessons for researchers wan...

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Vaccinating unpaid carers: the need for a clear plan

Blog post 16/02/2021Dr Charlotte Paddison

The role of unpaid carers has been more vital than ever during the pandemic, but there has been variation so far in how such carers have been identified ahead of the Covid-19 jab. With more details set to emerge on how carers will be identified and contacted for their vaccines, Charlotte Paddison ar...

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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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