Social care for Older People: Home Truths

This report, published jointly with the Nuffield Trust, looks at the current state of social care services for older people in England, through a combination of national data and interviews with local authorities, NHS and private providers, Healthwatch and other groups. It considers the impact of cuts in local authority spending on social care providers and on older people, their families and carers.

There is reference the evidence about the importance of housing in reducing the need for health and social care services and offering care options that achieve better outcomes at lower cost. Importantly, there is also recognition of the uncertainty of the future of supporting housing funding under the government's proposals and the implications this is having for existing provision and the development of new schemes.