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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

Redefining Prevention

They say that “prevention is better than cure”, and indeed we often see prevention as a binary choice: we didn’t…

March 6, 2018

The Homelessness Reduction Act: preparing to better prevent homelessness

As we all know, time flies – which means that the Homelessness Reduction Act, which comes into force in spring…

July 5, 2017

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