We were asked by Which? to conduct research with older people to look in depth at the experience of social care in the home. We conducted a series of in-home interviews across England to explore how older people with care needs and their families engage with social-care related decisions and the different pathways that are taken. The sample included those not currently receiving care but who were finding it increasingly difficult to cope, people currently receiving local authority funded care in the home, and those living in age-specific accommodation both with and without care. Many of the respondents were vulnerable and great care was taken to engage with each older person in a sensitive and appropriate way. The published report is available here. We also supported Which? in producing filmed case studies of some of those involved in this research.