Social care

Social care has been subject to marketisation and privatisation for nearly 3 decades. CHPI’s work has focused on the impact of this on the quality of care for mainly older people and the lessons which can be learned for wider healthcare policy.

For the past two decades the vast majority of social care services paid for by the state (care homes, home care and other support services) are provided by the private sector in England.  As a result there is a substantial evidence base of the effects of the marketisation of social care services on the quality of care which is provided to older people and other people with disabilities.  The way in which the market in social care... Read More