Following the launch of the Social care for older people: home truths report, Patrick Hall considers whether older people are paying the price for cuts to social care.
Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system.
Richard Humphries considers the findings of the annual budget survey published this week by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and a social care system in trouble.
Hugh Alderwick takes a look at a new series of essays, commissioned by The King's Fund, that explores hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and social care.
With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations.
Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.
With little political consensus around the way forward for funding our growing social care needs, Richard Humphries looks at how the British public views the options.
Chris Ham reflects on the recent announcement that three former senior health ministers have proposed a cross-party commission to tackle the substantial pressures now facing health and social care.
Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes.
Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.
Healthwatch England’s recent report, Safely home, described in harrowing detail the personal stories of patients who felt that their discharge from hospital was unsupported. It also described patients marooned in acute beds unable to move on. So how can older people's care be improved?
The coalition has done well to pass the Care Act, but bigger change is now needed. In an ageing society social care has become too important to play second fiddle to the NHS, says Richard Humphries.