Mobility and transport are key in helping people to remain healthy, active and connected in later life. This report explores how the current transport system is complex and fragmented, leading to barriers in innovation and collaboration to support healthier later lives.
This report highlights the importance of providing support to employees in mid-life as a way of helping them stay in work for longer if they want to, plan for what they will need in retirement, and think ahead about their future needs.
According to this analysis, social care's reliance on private bed provision is growing. The report finds that the private sector now provides 84 per cent of beds for people needing residential social care, up from an estimated 82 per cent in 2015. It also finds that larger providers – particularly those funded by private equity firms – are becoming more dominant. It concludes that a growing reliance on private provision could mean lower-quality care.
This report outlines the various reasons why free personal care can help provide the systemic change that social care is in need of. It also offers new analysis about one of the extreme measures older people are having to resort to in order to cope with the vast costs of care.
This report reveals that the Ombudsman it is investigating a greater proportion of complaints than previous years – and finding fault on average in 66% of cases. In some casework areas – including those about fees and charging for care – the Ombudsman has upheld nearly three-quarters of investigations.
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