Some people need extra care or support - practical or emotional - to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted. The government is working to provide a social care system that provides care for those who need it, and which enables people to retain their independence and dignity.

Detailed guides

  1. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: community outreach good practice

    Advice for people who commission, fund, deliver and evaluate health outreach programmes. Read more

  2. Integrated care: ask a question or make a complaint

    Explains how to ask a question or make a complaint about Monitor's integrated care licence condition. Read more

  3. Being inspected as a boarding or residential school

    Ofsted inspects boarding provision in maintained boarding schools and independent boarding schools which aren’t members of associations affiliated to the Independent Schools Council. Read more

  4. Enabling integrated care in the NHS

    How healthcare providers and commissioners can enable better integration of care so services are less fragmented and easier for patients to access. Read more

  5. High blood pressure: plan and deliver effective services and treatment

    Preventing people in England from developing high blood pressure (hypertension), and detecting and managing it better in those who have it. Read more