Focus On: Social care for older people. Reductions in adult social services for older people in England – Quality Watch – March 2014

Posted on April 4, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , , |

Focus On: Social care for older people. Reductions in adult social services for older people in England – Quality Watch

“Budget allocations from central Government to English local authorities were reduced by 14% in real terms between 2011/12 and 2014/15. This report asks how local authorities have responded to this decline in income and explores the possible impact on older adults’ health and wellbeing.”

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Adult social care in England: overview – National Audit Office – 13 March 2014

Posted on March 13, 2014. Filed under: Social Work | Tags: , , |

Adult social care in England: overview – National Audit Office – 13 March 2014

“The provision of adequate adult social care poses a significant public service challenge. Demand for care is rising while public spending is falling.

In the first of a series of reports on the adult care system, the National Audit Office has highlighted the main risks and challenges as the system changes radically. The report points out that government does not know if the limits of the capacity of the care system to continue to absorb pressures are being approached. It warns that major changes to the system to improve outcomes and reduce costs will be challenging to achieve.

The report details increasing pressures on the system: adults with long-term and multiple health conditions and disabilities are living longer; demand for services is rising while public spending falls; and there is unmet need for care. Government is engaging well with the adult care sector and aims to tackle the pressures in the adult care system through introducing the Care Bill.”

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Press release: Adult social care in England: overview – NAO – 13 March 2014

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Reforming social care: options for funding [UK] – Nuffield Trust – 29 May 2012

Posted on May 30, 2012. Filed under: Social Work | Tags: , |

Reforming social care: options for funding [UK] – Nuffield Trust – 29 May 2012

Policy response
by Anita Charlesworth and Ruth Thorlby

“The Government is expected to publish a White Paper on the future of social care in 2012. The White Paper will set out the  Government’s response to the recommendations from the Law Commission on reform of adult social care legislation (Law Commission, 2011) and the Dilnot Commission review of funding for adult social care (Commission on Funding of Care and Support, 2011). There is a risk that reform of funding will be neglected: the forthcoming White Paper is expected to include proposals for the reform of adult social care following the Law Commission’s report on modernising the legislative framework, but the Government has only committed itself to ‘a progress report on funding reform’ (Lansley, 2011). This paper examines the current level of funding of social care and the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations and suggests ways of funding a fairer, more sustainable system of social care.”

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