Research articles


Private sector failing to meet rising care home demand

Private sector failing to meet rising care home demand

A shortfall in care home bed spaces is continuing to increase in the UK as private sector building fails to offset the decline in public sector provision.

Private payers prop up social care system

Self funders are paying almost 50% more for weekly care homes fees than local authorities, according to new research.
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More than 100 people hurt in care homes every day

Over 100 elderly people are suffering injuries in care homes every day, according to data obtained by the Sunday Times.
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Dementia ‘hotspots’ revealed

A new interactive map has been released which shows where the highest levels of people living with dementia are in the UK.
William Laing II

Funding solution protects three-quarters of people’s assets

Elderly people would be allowed to keep three-quarters of their assets under a long-term care cost sharing solution proposed by leading health economist William Laing.

Care homes to become most common place to die

Care homes are predicted to overtake hospitals as the most common place to die by 2040, according to new research.
David Behan

Health and social care “straining at the seams”, says CQC

In its annual litmus test of the health and social care sector, the CQC has warned that the system is “straining at the seams” making future care provision precarious.
Professor Steve Field

CQC finds a tale of two areas in joined up care

The fragmented nature of joined up health and social care has been highlighted in two reports published by the CQC.

Social care system “broken and underfunded”, says LGA

The social care system is “broken and underfunded”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said in response to damning new research.
Dementia Perception

Study reveals lack of dementia care support

People living with dementia in care homes are failing to get the specialist care they require, according to research.