Too often people are prescribed home care services to meet every possible need. Support needs to be tailored to individually boost independence.
While the word 'digital' has been dropped to reflect a new perspective, changes to the new Service Design Standard haven't gone far enough.
Yesterday I attended the New Local Government Network (NLGN) Annual Conference at the Guildhall in the City of London. The venue may have been old, but the emphasis was decisively on the new.
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.
I was delighted to see the launch of Connect Well Hull last week, a key part of Hull City Council’s…