To date councils have mainly focused on managing demand at the front door through strengths-based conversations with clients. While this has an impact, the extent of it may be limited unless it is accompanied by a focus on commissioning the local market in a way which promotes independence.
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.
In a time of growing demand and diminishing resources, it is time to widen the lens in order to better understand and manage demand.
Many community members harbour a willingness to get more involved in the lives of those around them - it just needs to be encouraged
I've visited eight adult social care departments this year, and talked with front line staff in all of them.
I’ve got loads of time for the great ADASS President Glen Garrod, but for once I’m going to disagree with…