The Kings Fund which is an independent charity working to improve Health and Social Care in England have put together a series of videos through which provide a Bite Sized guide to Social Care – in four separate videos:-

What is Social Care?

What exactly do we mean when we talk about social care? It’s difficult to define because the term covers a huge range of different activities, from child protection to end-of-life care – and it certainly doesn’t have the recognisable brand that the NHS does. In this video we look at what adult social care consists of, the responsibilities of local government, and the wider societal context.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/bite-sized-social-care-what-is-social-care

Who provides Social Care?

Social care is delivered by a wide range of organisations and professionals, and within families and communities. More people work in adult social care than you might think, but the number of unpaid carers dwarfs both the health and social care workforce put together. In this video we break down the numbers, and take a look at what people providing social care actually do.

This is the second video in our ‘Bite-sized social care’ series intended to help explain social care in England: what it is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/bite-sized-social-care-who-provides-social-care

How is Social Care paid for?

Many people are surprised to learn that social care is not free at the point of use in the way that NHS care is. Rather, social care is funded by people paying for their own care, by local government, or often a mixture of the two. Local government budget cuts have significantly increased pressures on the social care system, resulting in one of the most difficult policy challenges of our times. In this video we give an overview of how social care is funded.

This is the third video in our ‘Bite-sized social care’ series intended to help explain social care in England: what it is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/bite-sized-social-care-how-social-care-paid

Social Care, the NHS and other services

Adult social care is part of a complex system of services and support – including the NHS. How well the various components of a person’s care are integrated can impact on their personal experience of care. This video explains the importance of different services working together to provide care.

This is the fourth and final video in our ‘Bite-sized social care’ series intended to help explain social care in England: what it is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/bite-sized-social-care-social-care-nhs-and-other-services

If you would like to learn more about the Kings Fund and what it does, you can go to their main website which has lots more information about different topics and reports at: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/

 


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