Leading an adult social care and communities department during the pandemic – The Director’s Story

This interview is with Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Communities in Barnsley. Wendy speaks of the response of council and partners – a place with a history of devolution of decision making to localities. Wendy talks about aligning with others and seeing mutual aid as key partners in this. She also speaks about some specific issues concerning many including supporting direct payments users, financial assistance to support providers & advocates for national support for charities and community groups. from the middle of the crisis Wendy also has words about the future for social care and beyond

Wendy’s music choices:


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