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Insights • demand management

Social care workforce in the headlines = GOOD, politicians hiding behind Brexit = BAD

What social care really needs from politicians is not a Brexit response, but that they tear themselves away from Brexit long enough to tackle the bigger questions

February 15, 2019

Why more needs to be done to understand the cross-cutting drivers of demand

In a time of growing demand and diminishing resources, it is time to widen the lens in order to better understand and manage demand.

February 8, 2019

What councils are and do needs radical change

Earlier this week Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government told the Commons’ public…

November 29, 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

3 reasons why a delayed green paper is a good thing

I’ve got loads of time for the great ADASS President Glen Garrod, but for once I’m going to disagree with…

June 20, 2018

Identifying and supporting carers is more than just the right thing to do

  This week, Carers Week is celebrating and recognising carers for the invaluable role they play, both in supporting children…

June 15, 2018

Top 10 highlights of the ADASS annual budget survey

I am slightly embarrassed to admit how much I look forward to the publication of the ADASS annual budget survey…

June 14, 2018

3 reasons why spending more money on hospitals isn’t the right answer

  Chancellor Philip Hammond and Heath & Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt are set to give a significant and welcome 70th…

May 2, 2018

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