Get the facts: Social care

14 May 2020

Covid-19 deaths in care homes have started to fall

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clashed at PMQs over whether care home deaths were falling, because they were using different data sources.

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Covid-19 deaths in care homes have started to fall
10 January 2020

Poll shows public thinks Brexit and NHS are most important issues facing the country

A survey reported by the Mail found social care to be the most pressing issue for the new government, but only among a selective list.

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Poll shows public thinks Brexit and NHS are most important issues facing the country
1 November 2019

Claim about social care spending and nurse numbers needs more context

Just under 97,000 nurses voluntarily resigned from the NHS in England between 2010 and 2018. Overall the number of nurses working in the NHS is higher than in 2010.

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Claim about social care spending and nurse numbers needs more context
26 September 2019

It’s not certain that 87 people a day are dying waiting for care

The data behind this figure has limitations and there are some reasons to suspect the true figure may be lower.

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It’s not certain that 87 people a day are dying waiting for care
24 July 2019

How many people with dementia have to sell their homes to pay for care?

A poll found that 16% of respondents who said they had friends or family with dementia also said that person had to sell their home to pay for care. But …

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How many people with dementia have to sell their homes to pay for care?
6 July 2018

Councils aren’t getting enough funding to meet demand for social care

Experts say councils will increasingly have to cut funding from other areas to meet the demand.

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Councils aren’t getting enough funding to meet demand for social care
22 June 2018

Social care: what’s the situation?

The number of people receiving adult social care from their local council fell by around 425,000 between 2009/10 and 2013/14.

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Social care: what’s the situation?
25 May 2018

Health and social care: What do we spend?

We spent almost £150 billion on healthcare across the UK in 2016/17 and a further £31 billion on social care for adults and children.

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Health and social care: What do we spend?
9 February 2018

People who look after people tend to be women on low pay

More women work in occupations that tend to offer lower salaries such as administration and caring.

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People who look after people tend to be women on low pay
16 January 2018

Emergency admissions to hospitals from care homes are up 62%

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes are rising faster than emergency admissions overall in England.

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Emergency admissions to hospitals from care homes are up 62%

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