The failure of privatised adult social care in England: what is to be done?

Bob Hudson | November 23, 2016 | Reports


This report describes the role that privatisation has played in the decline of the provision and quality of adult social care. It outlines a number of reforms which could help reverse the decline in the sector.

The failure of privatised adult social care in EnglandThe failure of privatised adult social care in England

About the author

Bob Hudson

Bob Hudson is Visiting Professor in Public Policy in the Centre for Public Policy and Health at the University of Durham, a position he has held since 2004. From 1995 until 2004 he was Principal Research Fellow at the Nuffield Institute for Health at the University of Leeds, and held earlier lecturing positions (in social policy) at the University of Durham and New College Durham. His main areas of work have been in public sector policy, and especially health and local government – topics on which he has undertaken national research and published widely in the academic and trade press. He has served as a local councillor, chaired local voluntary groups and worked as a special advisor to the House of Commons Children’s Select Committee.See all posts by Bob Hudson