Unmet need for health and social care: a growing problem? There is a great deal of focus in the health and care system on measuring the quality of care being provided. But what about care that isn’t provided at all?
We have published several reports this year highlighting pressures in community-based services, including social care and district nursing. These pieces of research raised concerns about changes to the availability and quality of services as a result of rising demand and insufficient funding and staff numbers. The reports also raised concerns that these pressures might be leading to rising levels of unmet need. The King's Fund