Statistics for adult care social policy

Statistics for adult care social policy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
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The imperative for reform of the system of funding of social care in England has again been highlighted by the report of the Dilnot Commission, and the case for reform has been accepted in principle by the Government. However, the Dilnot Commission also highlighted the lack of a robust statistical base either for analysing the current social care situation or for monitoring and evaluating the effects of future changes in policy.  

This one day conference at the Royal Statistical Society will bring together social care policy analysts and data producers together with bodies concerned with the funding of social care, to explore the adequacy of existing statistics to analyse adult social care service availability, utilisation and costs. If we were designing a statistical monitoring system from scratch, what would it look like? What are the gaps in the current system and how might they be addressed? The aim is to identify the major issues for future study and to map out how they might be addressed, as well as providing some pointers for action in the short and medium term.   

The conference will interest a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors with an interest in the provision of adult social care data:
  • Those concerned with social care policy
  • Commissioners of social care data from surveys and from administrative sources
  • Analysts and researchers in government, academia and research bodies
  • Those concerned with social care policy delivery in both the public and private sectors

PROGRAMME

10am Registration and coffee

10.30 CHAIR’S WELCOME AND OVERVIEW OF THE DAY’S AIMS

Professor Ruth Hancock, University of East Anglia

10:40  SESSION 1: CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DATA AND KNOWN GAPS

  • Lessons from the Commission on Funding of Care and Support -- Andrew Dilnot, Commission chair
  • Overview of available data and use in England -- Raphael Wittenberg, Personal Social Services Research Unit, LSE

11:40  SESSION 2: WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

  • Prospects for administrative data -- Katharine Robbins, Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • New data from the Health Survey for England -- Margaret Blake, NatCen
  • Linking administrative and survey data -- Adam Steventon, Nuffield Trust

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 SESSION 3: ADDRESSING GAPS – THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE

  • Research questions which need new data -- Lead: Professor Ruth Hancock
  • Data on disability: you can’t always get what you want (but if you try, might you get what you need?) -- Steve Pudney, University of Essex
  • Group discussions followed by plenary presentation of group ideas

  • Next steps
16:00 CLOSE  


Location

Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street
LondonEC1Y 8LX

Contact

Andrew Garratt
020 7614 3920