About Social care

This blog from the Department of Health shares news, views and information for anyone working in - or receiving support from - the care and support (or ‘social care’) sector. As the work towards better integration of health and care services continues, this blog will include updates on the major policy announcements, training opportunities and initiatives of interest to care providers, carers and those using care and support services.

From dementia awareness and mental health, to long term conditions and the reform of what, when and how people pay for their care and support, the big issues of the day will be covered.

This blog will also post the latest on the work of health and wellbeing boards, local authorities, NHS England and other bodies involved in commissioning and providing care and support services.