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Research round-up - 9 NovemberResearch round-up - 9 November

The University of Birmingham have published a report on how care markets can support personalised outcomes. The report argues that local authorities using market shaping approaches that were more rule driven and demonstrated higher levels of control would be less likely to meet the personalisation aims of the Care Act 2014.

Healthwatch and the British Red Cross have published a report on people's experience of leaving hospital during COVID-19.

Research commissioned by the CQC suggests that people over the age of 55 are less likely to think that care has improved during the pandemic and are less likely to think a lower standard of care due to the impact of coronavirus is acceptable.

PSSRU undertook a survey of care workers to examine the impact of COVID-19 on care workers workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely.

A study from the University of York has not found a connection between social care spend and emergency hospital admission for falls for older adults with dementia.

The Kings Fund have updated their analysis of key issues facing social care. So have the House of Commons Library.

The Kings Fund have produced a diagram illustrating how to respond to stress for hospital staff during the pandemic. Obviously, this wasn't designed for a social care context but it may be of interest.

ADASS have called for an additional £480m to provide care at home and £1.2m to support unpaid carers this winter.


Baroness Doreen Lawrence published a review of the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission are launching an inquiry to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care.


The Older People's Commissioner for Wales is undertaking research to identify the gaps in services that prevent older people who experience abuse from getting the help that they need to keep them safe.

Carers Wales have released a report "Track the Act 5: Monitoring the 4th year of implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014". The report highlights the difficulties informal carers face getting access to advice and support and calls on the Welsh Government to recognise carers as the "third pillar of our health and social care system". Read the report here.

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