This briefing reviews national government policies on adult social care in England during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic – from January to the end of May 2020.
Informal, unpaid carers provide care to others in need of assistance or support, and are usually friends or family of the person in need. This report estimates the total value of informal care provided in Australia today and examines the implications of demographic trends and...
This report provides new evidence on the experience of the healthcare workforce during COVID-19 to date – from IPPR/YouGov polling of healthcare workers and the general public; an IPPR consultation; and from literature review.
This analysis, produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the social care needs of adults aged 18–64. The debate about social care reform is often focused on issues facing older people, but younger adults are a large and growing part of the adult social care system...
The latest Carers’ Strategy Action Plan is focused on improving the wellbeing of the one in 10 New Zealanders who care for a loved one with a disability, health condition, illness or injury.
Canada needs a dedicated strategy to reduce the burden of navigating health and social services for older Canadians and their caregivers. Currently, the onus is on patients and their families to navigate unintegrated and uncoordinated care systems. This poses challenges for equitable access to vital...
One in 10 Aussie kids care for someone with a disability or drug dependence – they need help at school
While current policies may be making a positive difference for some carers, the results in a recent study show there are more young carers than support services available for them.