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Sector Pulse Check

Our annual Sector Pulse Check provides a yearly snapshot of the financial health of the social care sector.

Since 2016, we’ve been commissioning independent economics and business consultancy Cebr to produce our Sector Pulse Checks which analyse the effects of changes to the social care sector, with a particular focus on its financial health.

Our Sector Pulse Checks are based on analysis of surveys completed by social care providers from across the sector. We’re grateful to Learning Disability Voices, LDEngland, Care England and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) for  their support in sharing our survey with their members and helping to ensure the sample questioned was as representative of the sector as possible.

It’s our hope that policymakers and stakeholders use the insight provided by this annual snapshot to influence positive and long-lasting change.


The impact of the changes to the social care sector in 2018

The impact of the changes to the social care sector in 2017

Examining the impact of financial pressures on the viability of the adult social care sector