Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Social care health check

Recovering from COVID-19: ensuring sustainable social care

At the start of 2020, the challenges local authorities faced regarding the provision of social care were already considerable. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic they have increased considerably.

When the immediate crisis subsides, managing increased costs and the demand caused by COVID-19 will be a priority to help ensure sustainable adults and children’s services. 

There is no lead time for this. The end-users of social care will continue to need to be supported and, with increasing economic hardship for many families, demand for both children's and adult services is likely to increase.

How we can help

CIPFA, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Peopletoo - three leading organisations in our own fields - have come together to offer the social care sector a unique level of expertise and experience in one place through a social care health check and advisory service.  

We understand the issues and challenges faced by the social care sector and have considerable finance, social care practice and commissioning expertise. By working together, we believe we are best placed to work with local authorities to help them develop robust recovery and long term social care plans.

Latest: 'Recovery and reform after COVID-19' webinar, 8 July

CIPFA and our two partners behind our social care health check are also holding a convenient hour-long webinar, 11.45am on 8 July on social care challenges. Find out more and register here on the external bookings website.

Next steps

First step to finding out more about the social care health check, download our Building Sustainable Social Care leaflet [PDF, 129 KB]. Once you have had a read why not give our team a call or drop us a line below.

Contact us

Get in touch to discuss how we can help by contacting John O’Halloran, Director Business Advisory & Consultancy, CIPFA:

Write: John.O’halloran@cipfa.org 

Call: 020 7543 5600

For wider resources, information and support from CIPFA why not visit our new Building sustainable social care page for further help.