Professor Bob Hudson made an important contribution to the recent #socialcarefuture gathering based upon a long career researching and analysing public services. Bob offered a diagnosis of the current problems with social care and outline ideas for solutions. He was slightly limited, however by the eight minutes we gave him!
Following the gathering Bob has now brought his detailed thoughts together for #socialcarefuture with support from Nesta. Here you can download Bob’s full paper ‘“We need to about adult social care” or an executive summary
He goes beyond what is wrong and why, to offer closely argued ideas about how things could change to produce a much better future.
We are grateful to Bob for putting both his brain into this task and his head above the parapet. Some in our network will find this kind of analysis and presentation helpful, others prefer to focus differently. We would like to invite those who do read Bob’s piece to offer feedback.
• Is this focussing on the right things, both in terms of diagnosis of the problem and effective solutions?
• Do you know of good examples linked to the five components Bob identifies? • What practical action might be taken by members of this network to achieve positive progress in the areas Bob points up and the means he proposes
• What other action might be needed or approaches taken?
Please feel free to leave short comments here or send longer thoughts to