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NCASC by numbers: cause for optimism

Highlights of the National Children’s and Adults Services Conference 2018

November 16, 2018

5 tips for getting the most from Technology Enabled Care

This blogpost was co-authored by Hannah Gordon and Josepha Reynolds. Technology Enabled Care (TEC) has long been touted as something…

November 9, 2018

Budget 2018: the two game-changers for social care

While the amount of new funding is disappointing, there are two aspects of its delivery that are significant

October 30, 2018

Top 7 government initiatives impacting adult social care

Over recent weeks I’ve been asking system leaders their opinions on which government initiatives are going to have the most…

October 26, 2018

Why the public sector would benefit from asking for help

Many community members harbour a willingness to get more involved in the lives of those around them - it just needs to be encouraged

October 19, 2018

Adult social care staff want to manage demand, and councils should capitalise on it

I've visited eight adult social care departments this year, and talked with front line staff in all of them.

October 16, 2018

CQC’s State of Care report – brilliant, but flawed

The annual CQC State of Care Report was published today, giving a once-a-year chance to reflect on the overall condition…

October 11, 2018

A £240m opportunity to reframe the problem of hospitals

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced an immediate £240 million cash injection for social care…

October 2, 2018

Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

I spent yesterday at the Labour Party conference, to take part in an important panel discussion on local government. It…

September 25, 2018

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