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About adult social care§

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.

Care is provided by a range of organisations including: care homes with and without nursing, home care services, retirement communities, sheltered housing and Shared Lives schemes.

We provide a summary and downloadable infographics explaining the adult social care provider market, and pen portraits of a typical provider.

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Market overview

Updated: 01 May 2020

An overview of the demographics affecting social care, the workforce, and funding arrangements.

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Care provider types

Updated: 01 May 2020

Pen portraits of the 'typical' provider including size, services provided, funding and management arrangements.

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Useful links

Updated: 20 September 2021

Links to key organisations and resources on adult social care in England.

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