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IPPR Better Health and Care Programme

Reports

Ethical care: A bold reform agenda for adult social care

With the possibility of a long-term funding settlement for social care, there is an urgent need for a bold reform agenda. For two decades, politicians have promised a long-term funding settlement for...

12/11/2019
Publication Report Public services IPPR Better Health and Care

A lost decade

Successive governments have lauded the life sciences as a pillar of the UK economy in recent years. David Cameron talked about “a jewel in the crown”. Theresa May set out her ambition to make Britain...

15/10/2019
Publication Briefing Public services Science & technology Better Health and Care IPPR

Who cares? Financialisation in social care

Social care’s reliance on private bed provision is growing, and larger providers – particularly those funded by private equity firms – are becoming more dominant. A growing reliance on private...

20/09/2019
Publication Briefing Public services IPPR Better Health and Care

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by...

25/10/2018
Publication Report Jobs & skills Older people Better Health and Care IPPR

Fair funding for mental health: Putting parity into practice

Poor mental health is one most significant challenges of our time. A staggering one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year. Fewer – but still significant numbers – experience...

25/10/2018
Publication Briefing Public services IPPR Better Health and Care