Published: September 2020

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on social care. By June 2020 there had been more than 30,500 excess deaths among care home residents, and social care staff have been more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as other adults. Deep-rooted inequalities in society have also been amplified by the crisis, as have the sector’s fragile finances and the low pay and conditions experienced by many care workers.

This position paper for commissioners and senior managers working in the health and social care sector sets out the findings of Beyond COVID: new thinking on the future of adult social care.

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