Devolved public services

Devolved public services The NHS, schools, and social care in the four nations

Published: 29 April 2021

Since their creation in 1999, the devolved governments have chosen to fund and run public services in very different ways. While the way they also choose to compile data is a real obstacle to comparison, this report reveals the extent to which public service performance has diverged across the UK from 1999 to the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

The last 20 years provide a fascinating – and sobering – experiment for policy makers to learn from each other.

Read the online version of the reportthere is an interesting section on adult social care and specific insights into care homes.

Health and care context
Adult social care

The Institute for Government Source: Devolved public services | The Institute for Government

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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