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Research round up week commencing 1 March 2021Research round up week commencing 1 March 2021

A survey that Health for Care commissioned from YouGov has found that nine out of ten MPs say that local government does not have enough resource to meet the growing need for social care services. A majority believe the social care budget should be increased by £7 billion a year over the next two years. Find out more.

ONS statistics: Coronavirus and vaccine attitudes and behaviours in England: over 80s population 15 Feb - 20 Feb

PSSRU have published a summary of their findings from interviews relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the social care workforce.

Statistics on the progress of the vaccination programme, including those on social care staff from Capacity Tracker are available here: Statistics: COVID-19 Vaccinations (

King's Fund blog: Why the market matters in social care

King's Fund blog: Integrated care systems in London: Challenges and opportunities ahead

Public Policy Projects are working on a report about "The Social Care Challenge: Implementing a Connected System. Recent event.

Association of Mental Health Providers blog: Acheiving Racial Equality Together

The Government have responded to the recommendations from the Lords Public Services Committee Report A critical juncture for public services - lessons from COVID-19.

Resources and events

The NHS have published an animated video aimed at people who have received the vaccine: 'What should we do after the vaccine?'

There will be a DBS annual conference on 24 and 25 March. Registration is available here.

LGA and ADASS have produced a short guide on implementing a Home First approach to discharge from hospital.

Skills for Care have published a COVID-19 symptoms management guide for adult social care managers to support their teams when providing care to someone with COVID-19.

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