The Nuffield Trust has published Adult social care in the four countries of the UK. This explainer looks at key themes in social care around funding, eligibility and ‘offer’ in each of the four UK countries, while considering the direction of current reform efforts.
This report sets out the issues facing disability organisations and why it is important that the government puts in place a sustainable funding plan. It calls on the government to not delay reform of the social care sector any longer and for policy makers to work with the sector to ensure community resources are responsive and preventative.
Adult Social Care And Wellbeing Policy In The Four Nations Of The UK | University of Sheffield
This review summarises main policy developments on wellbeing in the field of adult social care since 2000 in the four nations of the UK. It is the first paper from the Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems programme from the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Sheffield.
The programme’s overarching objective is to advance understanding of sources of economic and social sustainability in care, especially how wellbeing outcomes can be achieved for care users, their families and carers and paid care workers.
This quarterly briefing aims to provide health and social care professionals with a summary of the issues raised with Healthwatch
Between July and September over 10,500 people shared their experiences of using health and social care with Healthwatch. This briefing looks at 128 reports published by local Healthwatch and aims to provide health and social care professionals with a summary of the issues people have raised with us.
What issues does the briefing look at?
Emerging themes across primary care, hospital care, social care and mental health. For example, the importance of good communication when GP services are changing and people’s mental health and physical health not being given equal consideration in A&E.
In focus – the support available for people with incontinence and how services can help by making sure patients can easily access the continence products they need.
Spotlight on experiences – the challenges people from diverse ethnic communities can face when using health and care services.
Ash| September 2019 | The costs of smoking to the English National Health System
Ash the smoking support charity have commissioned research to measure the impact of smoking on the need for social care. This updated previous analyses of the cost of smoking on social care; and a multi-wave analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Health Survey for England was undertaken.
The analysis finds that 670,000 people have care needs as a result of smoking:
• 25,000 adults receive social care from their local authority because they
smoke or smoked;
• 5,000 adults receive social care they pay for themselves because they smoke
• 345,000 adults receive informal social care because they smoke or
smoked; and a further
• 300,000 adults have unmet care needs because they smoke or smoked
The costs of the additional care needed due to smoking are high to both local authorities
and smokers themselves:
• The cost of smoking-related social care to local authorities is £720 million
• The cost of smoking-related social care to individuals who pay for their
own care is £160 million a year (Source: Ash)