A quantitative overview of demographic drivers of old-age social care in England

START DATE AND DURATION: May 2023 - April 2024

It is estimated that half of residential care home stays in England are self-funded. Whilst there are data on publicly funded residential care, this is incomplete, and provides limited information on care which is self-funded.

We will review literature and conduct secondary analysis of existing data to address three broad objectives, focusing on persons aged 65+: who is in receipt of care, type of care and funding; comparative analysis of health and social circumstances of those in care homes versus people in the community; and the distribution of length of stays in a care home at the end of life.

Partners & Collaborators

Department of Applied Health Research, UCL

Lead Investigator
Dr Madhavi Bajekal
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