The King’s Fund have produced the following publication, which may be useful for anyone involved in technology and require analysis of data sets to develop it further:
Social care 360
People often complain about the lack of data about social care; there is, in fact, a significant amount but it is often held in fragmented databases that are rarely explored.
This review outlines and analyses 20 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years. It draws on data that is:
- publicly available
- published at least annually
- comprehensive (or, at the very least, a representative sample)
- from a reliable source.
It takes a broad perspective, including indicators that relate closely to health, housing, benefits and carers, as well as to the services provided by local authorities, and in doing so provides a uniquely rounded – a ‘360 degree’ – view of the sector.“