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Press release More people asking for social care support but fewer getting it as demand leaves social care system at crisis point Rising disability among working-age adults and a growth in the number of people over 65 is putting rising pressure on the adult social care system in England, new analysis from The King's Fund finds. Press release Life expectancy in England ‘ground to a halt’ – The King's Fund responds to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures ‘Today’s figures show that in 2018 life expectancy gains in England ground to a halt,' says Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund. Press release The King's Fund response to the NHS long-term plan This is an ambitious plan that includes a number of commitments which – if delivered – will improve the lives of many people. NHS leaders should be applauded for focusing on improving services outside hospitals and moving towards more joined-up, preventative and personalised care for patients. But some significant pieces of the jigsaw are still missing, and there should be no illusions about the scale of the challenge ahead. Press release The King’s Fund response to Public Health England's review of life expectancy Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, comments on Public Health England’s review of recent trends in mortality in England. Press release The King's Fund responds to ONS winter mortality statistics 'These figures are particularly worrying for the UK which, after decades of progress, is seeing life expectancy improvements grind to a halt', says Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund. Press release Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements Without radical change, progress in improving the population’s health is at risk of grinding to a halt, warns The King's Fund in a new report. Press release The King's Fund responds to today's update on Allied Healthcare from the CQC Responding to today’s update on Allied Healthcare from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, said: 'Over 13,000 people who rely on Allied Healthcare for care and support will be wondering what today’s warning from the CQC means for them.' Press release The King's Fund responds to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's vision for prevention Commenting on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s vision for prevention, David Buck, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, said his emphasis on preventing ill health and the promise of a green paper are welcome. Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2018 Budget Responding to today’s Budget, Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, said, 'The social care system cannot continue to get by on last-minute, piecemeal funding announcements.' Press release The King's Fund responds to 'disturbing drop-off' in UK life expectancy Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, responds to the latest ONS data on UK life expectancy. Press release Government should do more to improve the public’s health The government should look beyond the NHS and focus on a range of policies to improve the public’s health, including making effective use of tax and regulation, according to a new briefing from four leading research organisations. Press release The King's Fund responds to new government measures to tackle childhood obesity The UK is the most obese nation in western Europe so we welcome the target to halve childhood obesity by 2030. The proposals to restrict the advertising of junk food and ban the sale of energy drinks to children signal a bolder and more active approach from the government. Press release Devolved powers could help make cities healthier Metro Mayors and other city leaders should be empowered to take greater responsibility for improving the health of the nation’s cities, a new report by The King’s Fund argues. Press release Devolved powers could help tackle London's health inequalities London’s leaders should be empowered to take stronger action to boost public health in the capital and reduce the city’s stark health inequalities, a new report by The King’s Fund argues. Press release The King's Fund responds to the annual ADASS Budget Survey 2018 "This latest evidence, from every council in England, lays bare once again the need for, as the Prime Minister put it herself, a proper plan to pay for and provide social care" Press release Social care reform at a fork in the road, says new report The Health Foundation and The King’s Fund have highlighted a worrying lack of progress on social care reform, in extensive new analysis of funding pressures and options for change. Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget The additional money for the NHS is welcome, but it is still significantly less than the £4 billion we estimate the NHS needs next year. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government's announcement on the social care Green Paper The Green Paper will only be meaningful if it results in a fundamental reform to the social care system, says Simon Bottery. Press release £4 billion needed next year to stop NHS care deteriorating The government must find at least £4 billion more for the NHS in the Budget to stop patient care deteriorating next year, three leading health charities warn today.