A Review of the Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae

Institute for Fiscal Studies Differences in social care need between local authorities (LA) are incorporated into the Local Government Finance Settlement by using formulae, currently called the Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae (ASC RNF). The main principle behind these formulae is that the funding…...

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Harnessing the power of technology

Standing in the House of Commons fielding questions from opposition parties about what the government was going to do in the eventuality that homecare provider Allied Healthcare went bust, care minister Caroline Dinenage said it was ‘prepared for all eventualities’. Thankfully it did not go…...

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Homecare a gamble too far?

Sarah Whitebloom confronts the reasons that keep homecare off the books of investors. For all its financial woes, investors should be piling into homecare, shouldn’t they? It may be very hard to make money at present from rock-bottom public contracts, but homecare is future-proof, technology-proof…...

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Providers urged to take back control

Deven Pamben reports from LaingBuisson’s Social Care Conference, which covered a number of topics, including the green paper, technology, staffing, brand and Brexit. Until one of the major political parties has a big enough majority to get legislation safely through the House of Commons, it…...

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