This overview updates our report ‘Adult social care in England: an overview (2014)’, highlighting key trends, developments and system pressures.

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Adult social care covers social work, personal care and practical support for adults with a physical disability, a learning disability, or physical or mental illness, as well as support for their carers. Our overview report summarises access to and types of adult social care, accountability, developments since 2014, spending on social care, the need, outcomes and market for care. It also summarises the NAO’s reports on adult social care.


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