Adult social care

A summary of our seminar on health and social care

On March 22nd the University of Winchester and Southern Policy Centre co-hosted a seminar to explore the impact on the Central South of England of the changing make-up of our society. The event was chaired by Professor John Denham, Director of the Southern Policy Centre, and heard presentations from Lord Geoffrey Filkin of the Centre for Ageing Better, Alex Whitfield from the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust and Graham Allen from Hampshire County Council. The audience of nearly 200 took part in…

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Central South England needs to plan for an aging population

The scale of the aging challenge facing central southern England is highlighted by new research from the Southern Policy Centre. The research also reveals the scale of the care costs facing the region and its people. By 2039 the number of over 65s will increase by 56.3%: up from 1.25 million to 1.95m.  Over 65’s will make up 1 in 4 of the population, up from 1 in 5 today. By comparison the total population will increase by 14.7%. The…

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Beyond Caring? The South and the collapse of Adult Social Care

Using data reported nationally, and drawn from council and administrative systems, the briefing identifies a major drop in the number of adults being cared for by local authorities suggesting that those who are old or face disabilities will encounter increasing challenges in the coming 5 years. Notably SPC observes that where you live really matters: for example Bournemouth Council has successfully collaborated with Dorset and Poole councils to respond to the increasing needs it faces. Meanwhile in other areas the…

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