The Bigger Picture: Understanding disability and care in England’s older population

The Strategic Society Centre, November 2014

This unique research project explores disability and care at a national, regional and local authority level in England.

It brings together data from Census 2011, DWP and HSCIC ‘administrative data’, as well as from Wave 6 of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, to look at the prevalence of disability, need and care of different types, and to ‘paint a picture’ of the lives of different groups.

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Inclusive integration: How whole person care can work for adults with disabilities

IPPR, 18 December 2014

This report focusses on the needs of working-age disabled adults and particularly on how, as health and social care services are increasing integrated, they can be protected and more effectively met.  The report provides an empirical evidence base to demonstrate how whole person care should meet the needs of working age disabled adults. There are real challenges to integrating a health system that is free at the point of delivery with a means-tested social care system. There are also risks to the independence of disabled people if a more ‘medical’ model of the NHS was allowed to predominate over a whole person care approach.

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