Breadcrumb Home Publications Hard times and great expectations This content relates to the following topics: Adult social care Children and young people Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Grey skies with occasional glimpses of watery sunshine over Eastbourne last week reflected the mood at the annual National Children and Adult Services Conference.Read the full article on social care Related blogsBlogHealth and social care at the party conferences: what does the mood music tell us? What conclusions can we draw from this year’s party conferences about the political and policy landscape for health and social care? Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Press release The King’s Fund comments on the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report The report highlights that the NHS is under increasing pressure, with demand for services growing faster than funding and with recruiting and retaining staff representing a huge challenge. Blog What do child health indicators tell us? What do the recently published child health indicators tell us about how well children are doing? And how could the indicators inform a cross-sector strategy for children in England? Jill Roberts looks for answers. Paid event Enhanced health in care homes: lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care Blog Age-related dependency needs policy and long-term planning Can we reduce late-life dependency or plan for it better? David Oliver reflects on the findings of a recent Lancet paper and asks what we can do to tackle the challenges it highlights.