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 Online event What’s in store for health and care in 2020? Blog Quality in social care: we need an ear for stories as well as an eye for data Listening to people’s experience of services – good and bad - is as important to improving quality as crunching the data, writes Simon Bottery. Audio General election 2019: taking the pulse on health and care What are the main parties saying about health and social care in the general election debate? What comes next in delivering their manifesto pledges? Helen McKenna sits down with Sally Warren, Siva Anandaciva and Dave Buck from The King’s Fund. Blog Why are we still waiting for solutions to the problems of social care? Kate Barker, chair of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, shares her views on the challenges facing the social care sector.