Housing and Health Exchange

Public Health England, July 2015

Supported by Public Health England, this free online resource for practitioners working across housing, adult social care, public health and primary care practitioners lists relevant policy and showcases examples of practice that have either helped to transform people’s lives and/or improve local service delivery.

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Viewpoint: reconsidering accountability in an age of integrated care

Nuffield Trust, July 2015

This paper examines the future of governance and accountability in the NHS and social care amid the rise of new provider models, a growing focus on integration and deep cuts in council funding.

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At a cross-roads: the future likelihood of low incomes in old age

International Longevity Centre, June 2015

This paper outlines that there are a number of key risks facing older and younger age groups which could lead to a low standard of living in retirement.  It argues that a strategy for later life funding must secure effective funding for adult social care. The paper recommends implementing the Dilnot reforms and finding ways of ensuring the provision of mass market financial advice.

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Sustainability, innovation and empowerment: a five year vision for the independent social care sector

Care England, June 2015

Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, has published a report on the state of social care warning of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that the next five years will be crucial in ensuring that the care and support services that many people rely on remain sustainable.

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State funding of elderly care in England has fallen by 40% in five years

BMJ, 12 June 2015

England has seen an “unprecedented” fall over the past five years in the number of people aged 65 or over who receive social care packages, despite a rise in the need for such services, delegates to a seminar on the care of older people heard on 9 June…

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‘Indirect payments’ for people who lack capacity: How are they working in practice?

Mental Health Foundation, March 2015

This report summarizes the findings from a study investigating ‘indirect payments’ for people who lack capacity, exploring how these payments are working in practice.

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A Good Life: Exploring what matters to people facing multiple and complex needs

Revolving Doors Agency, February 2015

This report presents findings from research with a group of individuals who have faced multiple and complex needs, asking them about their hopes and aspirations and what their good life would look like.

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