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 Leave this field blank You may also be interested in Blog Reform of adult social care: some progress, but nowhere near enough How well is the government’s reform programme tackling the eight key problems in adult social care? Simon Bottery marks the government’s score card and finds it wanting. Blog The Health and Care Act 2022: the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead Now the Health and Care Act has been passed, Richard Murray reflects on the negotiations that went down to the wire, what didn’t make it and what’s needed to ensure the reforms are successful. Blog Adult social care: why it has even lower public satisfaction than the NHS The public has grasped what people who use social care already knew: it doesn’t provide all the support they need. Laura Schlepper, from Nuffield Trust, and Simon Bottery explore the data from the British Social Attitudes survey. Evidence and consultation Health and Social Care Committee workforce inquiry: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care The 2019 Conservative Party manifesto included pledges to deliver 50,000 more nurses, 6,000 GPs and 6,000 other primary care professionals. Two years on, no plan to address workforce shortages has been published, funding for the training and development of staff was conspicuous by its absence from the Spending Review and the measures in the Bill relating to workforce remain weak.