REAL Centre

Making health and care services more sustainable

Social care funding gap

Our updated analysis explores what it would cost to fix the crisis in adult social care in England, including stabilising the current system, improving access to care and providing social protection against care costs.

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At the start of the pandemic, NHS earnings had fallen in real terms by over £600 per employee over the last decade

5 March 2021
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Health Foundation response to the government's evidence to the NHS review body of a proposed 1% pay...

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What next for the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?

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The UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme has made an impressive start, with around 30% of the...

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Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)

26 February 2021
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There are endemic failures in the adult social care market. In this blog we explain why reform is...

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Press release

Workforce strategy urgently needed

25 February 2021
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Our response to Health and Social Care Select Committee published evidence showing that an...

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Years of underinvestment made the UK’s death toll so much higher than it need have been

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The scene for the current crisis was set long before the virus arrived. Anita Charlesworth explores...

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ITT: Social care model

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We are looking to commission a supplier to develop a model (or models) to project future adult...

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Staff shortages left the NHS vulnerable to the COVID-19 storm

12 January 2021
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We are seeing the consequences of years of workforce planning failures, says Anita Charlesworth.

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How is COVID-19 impacting people working in adult social care?

8 January 2021
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We bring together emerging evidence of the pandemic’s impact so far on a workforce that has for too...

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The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre (research and economic analysis for the long term) provides independent analysis and research to support better long-term decision making in health and social care.

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