Crisis in Care Homes / Social Care Sustainability? (BBC News / ResPublica)


Economic analysis of the financial sustainability of residential care home services in England suggests that care homes could – within five years – be underfunded by £1.1 billion per year. This raises worrying implications for future capacity relative to demand from an ageing population, and predictable knock-on consequences for the NHS.

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Triggle, N. (2015). Social care: crisis talks with homes ‘on brink’. London: BBC Health News, November 19th 2015.

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Crawford, E. [and] Read, C. (2015). The care collapse: the imminent crisis in residential care and its impact on the NHS. London: The ResPublica Trust (ResPublica), November 10th 2015.


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Triggle, N. (2015). Is the care home market heading for a crash? London: BBC Health News, December 18th 2015.

Cross-Party Commission Broached

Former health ministers Stephen Dorrell, Alan Milburn and Norman Lamb have recommended cross-party commission be created to review the future of the NHS and social care in England; both systems face an “existential crisis” in the face of rising demand relative to funding and capacity.

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Cross-party review ‘needed for health and care’. London: BBC Health News, January 6th 2016.

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Charities urge Cameron to boost NHS and social care. London: BBC Health News, January 9th 2016.

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