Surviving the Pandemic: New challenges for Adult Social Care and the Social Care Market

For the past decade there has been a constant cry from the Adult Social Care Sector that it is underfunded and that it is on the brink of collapse. This discussion paper by Professor John Bolton at the Institute of Public Care (IPC) looks at how councils have avoided the predicted collapse over the period of austerity (2010-2020) and highlights new problems that have emerged during the Covid 19 pandemic and how these might be the issues that pushes social care over the edge.