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The prevalence and dynamics of social care receipt George Stoye


Preface This report was

Preface This report was funded by the Health Foundation as part of a broader programme on the allocative efficiency of health and social care spending. The authors also gratefully acknowledge co-funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP), grant number ES/M010147/1. The authors would like to thank members of the project advisory group, and James Banks, Carl Emmerson and Polly Simpson for providing useful comments throughout the course of this work. Any errors and all views expressed are those of the authors alone. Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) were made available through the UK Data Archive (UKDA). ELSA was developed by a team of researchers based at the National Centre for Social Research, University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The data were collected by the National Centre for Social Research. The data creators, depositors, copyright holders and funders bear no responsibility for the analysis or interpretation of the data presented here. © Institute for Fiscal Studies

Contents Executive Summary 1 1. Introduction 6 2. Receipt of Social Care in 2014–15 8 2.1 Receipt of assistance with daily activities 9 2.2 Who receives assistance 11 2.3 Who is assistance received from? 14 2.4 Hours of help received 15 2.5 Local authority involvement and private spending on care services 16 3. Transitions in Care Receipt 18 3.1 Receipt of assistance over time 19 3.2 Characteristics associated with the new receipt of assistance 22 3.3 Characteristics associated with the end of assistance 30 4. Cohort Differences 35 5. Conclusion 45 Appendix A: The ELSA Data 47 Appendix B: Potential Need for Social Care 51 Appendix C: Additional Tables 56 References 63 © Institute for Fiscal Studies

The dynamics of social assistance benefit receipt in Britain