Social care

Our aim is to provide robust and independent analysis through applying economic principles to the wide range of policy issues in this sector. Our experience to date has covered both adult and children’s health and social services, as well as the interface between health and social care services.

Our economic consultants have advised on local authority charges for social care services; on the provision of respite services for adults and children across both the health and social care sectors; and on the allowance and fee payments made to foster carers.

We have also developed a strong track record in bringing the views of service users and their carers to the forefront of our analysis, making use London Economics’ strengths in quantitative analysis, combined with qualitative approaches including:

  • Web-based surveys,
  • Focus groups
  • Face-to-face interviews
  • Electronic surveys and
  • Telephone interviews.

Recent projects

We have worked on a large number of varied projects across social care, including:

  • Expert advice on respite care for the States of Jersey Scrutiny Committee
  • Estimating the impacts of Disability Living Allowance reform for the Welsh Government
  • Review of respite care in Wales for the Welsh Government
  • Estimation of appropriate payments to foster carers in Wales for the Welsh Government
  • Review of Cross border patient rights for the EC DG Sanco.