Social care in the United Kingdom
Social care in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter, so England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales each have their own separate systems of private and publicly funded social care. Each country has differing policies, priorities and funding levels which has resulted in a variety of differences existing between the systems.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development the UK had one of the lowest government expenditures in Western Europe per head of the population at £695 in 2018 as compared with £1,530 in Norway, £1,451 in the Netherlands, £1,222 in Sweden or £1,033 in Switzerland, though higher than Spain or Portugal with £218 and £208 per head, respectively.
For details, see:
- Social care in England
- Social care in Scotland
- Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
- Social care in Wales
- British Association of Social Workers
- Carers UK
- Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work
- The Disabilities Trust
- Leonard Cheshire Disability
- Nuffield Trust
- Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Southern Cross Healthcare
- Sue Ryder Care
- Turning Point
- Healthcare in the United Kingdom
- National Minimum Data Set for Social Care
- Approved mental health professional
- Approved social worker
- ^ Bell, David (January 2010). "The impact of devolution - Long-term care provision in the UK" (PDF). Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- ^ "UK among lowest spenders on social care in Western Europe". Home Care Insight. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.