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Research round-up w/c 26 April 2021Research round-up w/c 26 April 2021

Research and reports

Institute for Government: Devolved public services - the NHS, schools and social care in the four nations.

Engage Britain: Why is social care reform so difficult? / Careless Whispers - a short history of social care reform and why the conversation needs to change to avoid more failure

Healthwatch Camden: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic views on the COVID-19 vaccine

NICE have launched their 2021-2026 5 year strategy.

Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman three year plan 2021-24

ADASS spring conference

Key speeches included:

  • Secretary of State for Health: "You have my word that we will back you throughout the rest of this pandemic and we'll make the reforms that are needed to put social care on a firm footing for the years to come." Read the full speech: The dedication of carers during the pandemic 
  • Inaugural speech of the new ADASS President, Stephen Chandler "my ask of you is to be confident, to be ambitious for us when we need care and support for our families and our communities, and to help us make the change happen. Speak or write to your local politicians and MPs in a personal or a professional capacity. Let local press and media know about the difference that is made when someone gets good support or changes an abusive relationship. Support your colleagues and partners to do so. And tell us what you are doing so we can celebrate it too."
  • Kathy Roberts, Chair of the Care Provider Alliance: "CPA is pushing for our ADASS colleagues and system partners as well as the wider government to involve us in decision making from the start, including the development of Integrated Care Services." Read more


Skills for Care have a new Care Certificate assessors eLearning course.

Health Education England has made software that will support people with basic key skills (numeracy, lieracy, digital) available to all social care providers to support staff. Find out more.

The Health and Safety Executive have launched a Stress Indicator Tool: Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) (

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