Taking care: a co-operative vision for social care in England

This Cooperative Party report concerns the provision of formal adult social care in England. The analysis examines the trends influencing adult social care - legislation, public investment, personalisation, health and care integration, and the labour force - and makes policy recommendations for improving the quality of adult social care.

The analysis within finds that the shift to private provision of care has reduced the quality of care, undermined labour market conditions and reduced cost efficiency within the sector. The report argues that improving the adult social care requires the establishment and promotion of social care co-operatives.