Adult Social Care

Adult social care researchers at the University of Birmingham are exploring the possibilities for reducing, delaying and preventing the need for social care and exploring alternative types of support. The current care system faces multiple challenges as the demand on services grows and the available funding shrinks. We need to understand better what works and doesn’t work in the current system so that money can be spent most effectively and outcomes improved. 

Recent publications

Needham, C, Allen, K, Burn, E, Hall, K, Mangan, C, Al-Janabi, H, Tahir, W, Carr, S, Glasby, J, Henwood, M & McKay, S 2022, 'How do you shape a market? Explaining local state practices in adult social care', Journal of Social Policy.

Glasby, J 2022, Social care. in P Alcock, T Haux, V McCall & M May (eds), The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 366-372. <>

Glasby, J 2021, 'Adult social care in England: more disappointment, delay, and distraction', British Medical Journal, vol. 374, n2242.

Alexander, C 2021, 'Affects of policy design: the case of young carers in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 968-980.

Willis, P, Lloyd, L, Hammond, J, Milne, A, Nelson-Becker, H, Perry, E, Ray, M, Richards, S & Tanner, D 2021, 'Casting light on the distinctive contribution of social work in multidisciplinary teams for older people', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 2021, no. 00, bcab004.

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