Is social care in crisis?

PSA Commission on Care Report Towards a New Deal for Care and Carers was launched last week. It was based on a year-long inquiry into the state of care for older people in England undertaken by academics and policy experts from the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool, the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society. It considered issues relating to funding, policy and delivery. Shortcomings were highlighterd in the current system, including the burden carried by many women.

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On this theme,  problems were also revealed by Local Government Ombudsman  Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2015/16, this w

Further information on this topic can be found on the UK government policy pages.

The Care Quality Commission which regulates services and has performance and inspection reports.

Kings Fund social care research

Nuffield Trust reports

Centre for Health Economics University of York working papers and reports

Or look for more references to articles using SCIE Social care online the great free searchable database of grey literature and articles

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