Social Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2010-12 (House of Commons Health Select Committee)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012].


This report asserts that older people are let down by fragmented care services. Integrated care and joined-up services would achieve better outcomes for older people while delivering much-needed efficiency savings. See also: Care for Elderly Marred by Fragmented System (BBC News).

Full Text Link (a)


Great Britain. House of Commons. Health Committee. Dorrell, S. (2012). House of Commons. Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-2012; HC 1583. Volume I: report, together with formal minutes. London: Stationery Office, 2012. 51p.

The NHS Confederation explained how the main job of acute hospitals has become looking after older people:

“People with long-term conditions are major users of the NHS. Greater life expectancy means patients can typically have several long-term conditions. One of the most challenging of these is dementia. 70% of acute hospital beds are occupied by older people, 20% of acute beds are occupied by people with dementia and 75% of residents of care homes have dementia”. (p.7)

Full Text Link (b)


Great Britain. House of Commons. Health Committee. Dorrell, S. (2012). House of Commons. Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-2012; HC 1583-II. Volume II: oral and written evidence. London: Stationery Office, 2012. 237p.

Sources of evidence in Volume II include:

  • Department of Health.
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence.
  • Alzheimer’s Society.
  • United for All Ages.
  • Age UK.
  • The King’s Fund.
  • Audit Commission.
  • Association of British Insurers.
  • Partnership Assurance.
  • Professor Ann McDonald.
  • Parkinson’s UK.
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care.
  • British Medical Association.
  • Carers UK.
  • Local Government Association.
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
  • NHS Confederation.
  • SHIP Equity Release.
  • The Strategic Society Centre.
  • Law Commission.
  • National Housing Federation.
  • Centre for Social Justice.
  • Department of Health supplementary.
  • National Housing Federation supplementary.
  • FirstStop Advice for Older People.
  • Dr Nigel Dudley LLM FRCP.
  • English Community Care Association.
  • Chartered Insurance Institute.
  • British Red Cross.
  • NICE.
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
  • The Henry Spink Foundation.
  • Keith Robinson, MA PhD.
  • Monitor.
  • Papworth Trust.
  • Mencap.
  • Wendy Regaard.
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association.
  • United Kingdom Homecare Association.
  • National Pensioners Convention.
  • Hampshire County Council.
  • Royal College of Physicians.
  • WRVS.
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People and Action for Blind People.
  • The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group.
  • AKW Medi-Care Limited.
  • Turning Point.
  • Relatives and Residents Association.
  • National AIDS Trust.
  • Anchor Trust.
  • Investment and Life Assurance Group Ltd.
  • Professor Les Mayhew and Dr Ben Rickayzen, Cass Business School, London.
  • Royal College of Nursing.
  • Consumer Focus.
  • The Care and Support Alliance.
  • Learning Disability Coalition.
  • Sense.
  • My Care Umbrella.
  • GMB.
  • Bupa Care Homes.
  • Independent Age.
  • Ipsos MORI.
  • Barchester Healthcare.
  • National Centre for Independent Living, Disability Alliance and Radar.
  • Stannah Lifts Holdings Ltd.
  • Savitri Hensman.
  • Mazars LLP, London.
  • Gateshead Council.
  • Action on Hearing Loss.
  • Ideal Care Homes.
  • Care UK.
  • Care Quality Commission.
  • The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
  • Leon Smith, Nightingale Care Home.
  • South East Strategic Leaders (SESL), South East Councils Adult Social Care.
  • Members (SECASC) and South East England Councils (SEEC).
  • MS Society.
  • McCarthy & Stone.
  • Sue Ryder.
  • Citizens Advice.
  • British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
  • Body Positive Cheshire & North Wales.
  • Scope.
  • University of East Anglia and London School of Economics.

Note: Additional written evidence is contained in Volume III, available on the Committee website at:

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