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 Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it) There are endemic failures in the adult social care market. In this joint blog with colleagues from the Health Foundation, we explain why reform is needed and identify a set of questions we think need to be explored. Blog Spring Budget 2021: what’s in store for health and care? With funding settlements and short-term boosts already provided, what will the upcoming Budget mean for health and care? Sally Warren considers how the system can support local economies while improving population health as the country responds to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Report Stories from social care leadership: Progress amid pestilence and penury Richard Humphries and Nicholas Timmins interview voices from across the social care sector to explore where leadership lies and what might be done to improve it. Blog The hunt for good leadership in social care Where does good leadership in social care exist? Richard Humphries reflects on the search he and Nicholas Timmins undertook to find an answer.