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Demand for services is rising. Article The link between pensions and social care: Letter to the Editor Letter from Kate Barker to the Editor of The Times regarding the link between pensions and social care. Evidence and consultation Debate in the House of Lords - Social care: Briefing This debate provided an important opportunity to discuss the pressures facing social care following the Autumn Statement. Article UK government’s Autumn Statement: no relief for NHS and social care in England: Staff have become shock absorbers in a system lacking resources to meet rising demands If silence speaks volumes then this year's Autumn Statement sent a deafening message to the NHS and its partners in social care, says Chris Ham. Evidence and consultation Debate in the House of Commons - Social care: Briefing The King's Fund welcomed this debate which provided an important opportunity to discuss the pressures facing social care. Article The Autumn Statement: six graphics In a joint briefing, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation analyse the action the government needs to take in its Autumn Statement. Long read Policy changes to implement the NHS five year forward view: a progress report Two years on from the publication of the NHS five year forward view, we assess how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done to align policies with the plan. Evidence and consultation Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into adult social care: Evidence submission Written evidence submitted by The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust to the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into adult social care. Evidence and consultation Self-sufficient local government: 100 per cent business rates retention: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation The King's Fund's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on self-sufficient local government. Evidence and consultation House of Lords Select Committee: long-term sustainability of the NHS: Evidence submission Evidence submission from The King's Fund to the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. Report New care models: Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form This report looks at the different approaches being taken by MCP and PACS vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure. Report User feedback in maternity services Our report looks at how maternity services are collecting, analysing and acting on feedback to improve women's experience of maternity services. Commissioned report The economics of housing and health: The role of housing associations The National Housing Federation commissioned The King's Fund and the New NHS Alliance to produce this independent report looking at the economic case for linking housing and health. Report Social care for older people: Home truths This report looks at social care services for older people and the impact of cuts in local authority spending on social care providers and on older people, their families and carers. Report Understanding quality in district nursing services: Learning from patients, carers and staff This report investigates what good district nursing care looks like and looks at the growing demand capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. Article I'm an individual – not just a patient in the system: Angela Camber on the importance of treating 'the whole person' Angela Camber comments on her experience as a patient in the health care system. Article The important third dimension for integrated care: Chris Naylor on bringing together physical and mental health Chris Naylor on bringing together physical and mental health - the third dimension for integrated care. Article Wellbeing and being well In this article for the British Medical Journal, John Appleby looks at the correlation between health and happiness. Report Clinical commissioning: GPs in charge? What progress has been made around effective GP involvement in commissioning? This report from The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust assesses what has been learnt so far and makes recommendations for the future. Commissioned report Gardens and health: Implications for policy and practice This independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, looks at the benefits gardens and gardening can bring to the population's health. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. Search our database of health and care policy literatureHealth and care explained: How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?This selection of content aims to make sense of the health and care system – including videos, articles, illustrated summaries and more.