29 January 2013; 10am to 4pm;
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
The imperative for reform of the system of funding of social care in England has again been highlighted by the report of the Dilnot Commission, and the case for reform has been accepted in principle by the Government. However, the Dilnot Commission also highlighted the lack of a robust statistical base either for analysing the current social care situation or for monitoring and evaluating the effects of future changes in policy.
This one day Statistics User Forum conference at the Royal Statistical Society will bring together social care policy analysts and data producers together with bodies concerned with the funding of social care, to explore the adequacy of existing statistics to analyse adult social care service availability, utilisation and costs. If we were designing a statistical monitoring system from scratch, what would it look like? What are the gaps in the current system and how might they be addressed? The aim is to identify the major issues for future study and to map out how they might be addressed, as well as providing some pointers for action in the short and medium term.
The conference will interest a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors with an interest in the provision of adult social care data:
* Those concerned with social care policy* Commissioners of social care data from surveys and from administrative sources
* Analysts and researchers in government, academia and research bodies
* Those concerned with social care policy delivery in both the public and private sectors
Further information and registration details are at:http://tinyurl.com/ccfn2fe
Fees are:Full fee £95
RSS Fellow rate £65
RSS Student Fellow / Retired Fellow rate £45 ______