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 Blog Raising taxes to pay for social care: what will the consequences be? Rumours of government agreement on how to fund social care abound. Sally Warren explores what the public would expect to see in return for a tax rise to pay for social care. Evidence and consultation Briefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Commons Second Reading This briefing has been produced to inform Second Reading of the Bill in the House of Commons and focuses on the main sections of the Bill, which deal with the NHS and its relationships to other bodies, including the Secretary of State. Press release 'Important reforms could be undermined by plans for ministerial interference': The King's Fund response to the Health and Care Bill ‘These are important reforms that could be undermined by controversial plans for greater ministerial interference in the day-to-day running of the NHS,' says Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King's Fund, commenting on the Health and Care Bill. Data visualisation Key facts and figures about adult social care What is social care? How many people deliver social care? How much does social care cost individuals and the state? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about social care.