Market Shaping in Adult Social Care

This paper, published by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University, aims to capture the keys points of a presentation given by IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson at the Health plus Care conference in June 2017.

It analyses changes in the care home market in England before and after the Care Act (2014) and summarises experience from IPC’s work on market shaping.

Whilst both councils and the NHS are key commissioners in this market, this paper concentrates on councils.