Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

Briefing describes how the pandemic unfolded in the social care sector from March until June 2020, examines factors that contributed to the scale and severity of outbreaks in care homes, and attempts to quantify the disruption from February until the end of April 2020.

SPS commentary:

A second briefing provides detailed description and timeline of government’s social care response, noting that longstanding issues within the system, including underfunding, workforce shortages, system fragmentation, and lack of quality data, have shaped the ability of the sector to respond.


Health Foundation

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Briefing (Government response)