Posts by Sophie John

Shining a light on what we know about adult social care

It was only ten years ago today that the United Nations agreed there should be an “International Day of Older People”. While social care is not limited to older people, it is an issue of widespread relevance in an ageing population.  Here Sophie John, ONS Head of Social Care Analysis, explains the work being done to identify and address gaps in data that could help inform our understanding of adult social care.

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Getting the data to support decisions on adult social care

The coronavirus pandemic has put the adult social care sector under the spotlight and the Office for National Statistics has responded to demand for trustworthy, high quality insight on the impacts of COVID-19 by providing analysis using new data sources. To further improve data sharing and fill gaps in evidence for this sector, the ONS is introducing steps to improve social care statistics. Sophie John explains more.

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