Research within this cluster is examining the factors behind the very significant differences in the local patterns of social care services provision in England using local authority-level data.
Among the range of factors examined are levels of need, local supply factors, local political control and historical local systemic policy preferences. Other analyses are examining variations in local levels of expenditure, balance of care, and their impact on the health care sector.
Cluster lead: Jose-Luis Fernandnez
Research team: Francesco D'Amico, Julien Forder, Martin Knapp and Tom Snell
Local variability in social care across England
The purpose of this project is to understand which factors affect local patterns of provision, and to what extent they do so.
Further information (PDF)