Long-term Care in England

This paper describes the state of Long-Term Care (LTC) in England, which is facing increasing strain due to population aging. LTC is generally referred to in England as adult social care, supports activities of daily living for older and disabled individuals to improve their quality of life. This includes stays in nursing homes as well as home-based help with tasks such as washing, dressing, and feeding. England’s LTC system is facing increasing strain due to population aging. Longer lives, combined with fertility rates below replacement rates, means that an increasingly large share of the English population is aged 65 or older. This work pieces together microeconomic and aggregate data in order to give an overview of the demand and supply of LTC in England in a way that facilitates comparisons with other countries, and briefly discuss current LTC policy and recent reforms.