Home Care in England: a King’s Fund Review (King’s Fund)

Summary

A King’s Fund report investigates problems in the commissioning of adult social care with a focus on home care. Issues under consideration include:

  • Recruitment and retention of home care staff.
  • Reductions in fees paid for council commissioned home care.
  • Questions of declining quality / coverage / availability.
  • Lack of joined-up care.
  • Use / non-use of information technology.
  • Commissioning of care on a fragmented “time and task” basis, instead of attempting to relate activities and spending to wider health and care outcomes.
  • Alternative possibilities and new models of supplying home care.

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Reference

Bottery, S. Jefferson, L. [and] Bennett, L. [et al] (2018). Home care in England: views from commissioners and providers. London: King’s Fund, December 2018.

There is also an Executive Summary.

New Models of Home Care

A related King’s Fund report exploring innovative models of home care:

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Reference

Bennett, L. Honeyman, M. [and] Bottery, S. (2018). New models of home care. London: King’s Fund, December 2018.

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