With the population ageing, we often hear grandiose statements about the need to reshape the welfare state or transform health and social care. But, how society performs at adapting to population ageing will really come down to the behaviour of individual older people and the daily choices they make about […]
Archive for September, 2012
As we approach the party conference season, the Olympics hangover, the Eurozone debt crisis and our double-dip economy are likely to divert attention from an undeniable fact: the UK’s political parties are in crisis.
In the early days of the financial crisis, the pension industry looked to be in a rather good position. Whereas half of the UK high street banking sector fell over, the key names in pensions stood strong, reflecting both better regulation but also undoubted cultural differences.
Telecare has long been tipped as the future of social care. Yet little has really been known about who uses it, or who could in future. This gap in evidence is important: for all telecare’s apparent potential, policymakers will struggle to realise the benefits across the care system without knowing more […]
Groundbreaking quantitative social research into users and potential users of telecare in England.