Social care for older people

Social care for older people

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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Social care for older people

Local authorities are responsible for providing support for eligible older adults needing help with daily living activities, either in the home or in care institutions.

Blog
Professor Andy McKeon, Nuffield Trust, explores the potential impact of the Better Care Fund on social care funding.
News
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New QualityWatch research has found that the NHS and Government are ‘flying bling’ in planning services for vulnerable older people. Read our statement.