Can we afford to care? The future health of social care

Thursday 12 November 2015

Tax and Welfare

The combination of rising demand, reduced funding and increasing costs stemming from the National Living Wage are set to put an already stretched social care sector under further strain. What additional public funding is needed to maintain social care provision in its current form over the parliament and beyond? Could closer health integration create efficiencies … Continued


As if we cared – the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

There is a growing realisation that higher quality care in an ageing society requires a better deal for the social care workforce. Low pay, at times below the National Minimum Wage, and the poor working conditions associated with it often act as barriers to delivering the quality of care that people deserve, and place significant pressure on care workers. While … Continued


Resolution Foundation Annual Conference 2009

Tuesday 31 March 2009

Incomes and Inequality

This year the Foundation’s Annual Conference stretched to a full day to accommodate an exciting line up of discussion and speakers. The theme of the morning session was Care and an Ageing Society, with Stephen O’Brien MP, Norman Lamb MP and Barbara Keeley MP speaking. The afternoon session focused on the successful progress that Money … Continued


Parliamentary Reception: launch of A New Social Care Architecture

Monday 8 December 2008

Tax and Welfare

We launched our report Navigating the Way: the future care and well being of older people in the House of Commons on 8 December 2008. Speakers included Phil Hope MP, the Care Services Minister and Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson. The report sets out a vision for the care and support of older people and … Continued


Redesigning Social Care Expert Groups I and II

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Tax and Welfare

As part of the Foundation’s programme of work on redesigning social care for older people, the Foundation invited five groups of experts, each with their own specialist perspectives on care, to come together to discuss the vision and architecture for a future care system in July 2008. Each group was tasked with designing a new … Continued


Low earners in the recession: housing and recession roundtable

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Housing, Wealth and Debt

The seminar was part of a series on issues relating to housing, work and skills and household finances. It considered the impact of the recession on low earners and what more needs to change to protect them both now and going into recovery. The speakers were Yolande Barnes, Savills, who presented How is the housing market … Continued