In this slideshow, Senior Fellow Ruth Thorlby and Fellow in Health Policy Holly Holder, Nuffield Trust, explore the budget cuts to social care and the impact on older people.

Key questions include: how have local authorities responded to reductions in their income; can we track trends annually; and is it possible to say anything about how changes in spending and activity have affected older adults’ health and wellbeing?

Ruth and Holly spoke at the first annual QualityWatch conference marking the launch of the programme.