The Chancellor’s Budget promised £2bn for social care, but last week our analysis revealed the huge profits being creamed off by big care providers.

Sarah Lyall, our research lead, said:

While the extra funding for social care is desperately needed, we urgently need to do the hard work of reforming how care is delivered.

The government’s review of social care must set out how we can support a network of smaller care providers, putting dignity back into the services our friends, neighbours and relatives depend on.”

The research achieved substantial media coverage, with features in papers such as The Times and The Mirror.