Social care – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment


There has been a sustained or severe regression in the enjoyment of human rights, or a significant reduction in human rights standards or protections in law or policy

Levels of unmet need for adult social care have increased in recent years, due to rising demand and funding constraints. In response to the pandemic, the UK Government modified the legal obligations in relation to social care provision for both adults and children, which has led to reduced provision. The pandemic has also had a devastating impact on those living in residential care homes. The human rights of disabled people and older people with care needs have been disproportionately affected.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on social care.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 15/09/2020