This briefing describes and comments on the results of the listening exercise on NHS reforms and how the government has responded.
The Audit Commission has analysed how councils are tackling efficiency savings and made recommendations for how further savings can be made.
This policy briefing summarises and comments on recent reports from Skills for Care on developing the workforce to implement the vision for adult social care.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in April and May that relate to social care and health.
This policy briefing summarises a survey by the Dilnot Commission on public views about funding; it also discusses the recent legal challenge to raising eligibility criteria.
The House of Lords is holding an inquiry into behaviour change as a means of implementing government policy. One aim is to consider whether local authorities have sufficient expertise to ensure interventions are evidence-based and effective
This policy briefing summarises the main recommendations from the Law Commission’s review into adult social care legislation and describes implications for local authorities.
This policy briefing summarises a critical report from the Public Accounts Committee and comments on the latest developments in GP commissioning.
The Commission on funding of care has published a summary of responses. They give a clear indication of opinion on key issues, such as free care versus a partnership model. This briefing comments on the main areas of contention and consensus.
The new research report 'Independent Ageing' analyses the relationship between councils and people who fund their own social care and recommends action for councils to improve advice and information to them.