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The future of social care in a post-Covid world

Tunstall Healthcare UK managing director Gavin Bashar discusses how the pandemic has shone a long overdue light on the obstacles facing the social care system and the urgency of reform.

The adult social care sector is estimated to contribute £50.3 billion per annum to the economy in England, according to a report published by Skills for Care earlier this month.

It faces many challenges, most recently the Covid-19 pandemic, yet continues to make a huge difference to vulnerable people every day.

The resilience of the social care system means it has navigated decades of postponed reform with flexibility, but at the price of not being able to plan for the long term and rising levels of unmet need.

Over many years, the savings made through underfunding of social care has led to significant extra costs in responses further down the line.

It is crucial that lessons are learned from the last 18 months, including the rapid progress achieved in innovation and technology development to sup

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