Glimpses of the future: The power of enterprising communities

By Sian Lockwood, Community Catalysts & Susie Finlayson, Power to Change   Care in community hands Across the country local people are deciding that social care provision should be different, and are developing and delivering local solutions that work better for their communities. At #socialcarefuture we heard about the power of enterprising communities and the … Continue reading Glimpses of the future: The power of enterprising communities

What has the #BanknotesOfColour campaign got to do with social care?

By Pen Mendonca Graphic by http://www.penmendonca.com @MendoncaPen When the Windrush Crisis was exposed last year, my father, a British citizen who migrated from Karachi to London in 1957, had this to say about appalling treatment of the Windrush generation and their families: “The British don’t understand their own history.” Education shapes our understanding and/or misunderstanding … Continue reading What has the #BanknotesOfColour campaign got to do with social care?

Life changing, not life ending: reframing the narrative on dementia and social care

By Philly Hare Our work at Innovations in Dementia[1] supports people with dementia to keep control of their lives, and be happy. People with dementia are at the heart and start of all our work. Working alongside them, we promote a positive, though realistic, view of dementia, demonstrating that, although it is life changing, it … Continue reading Life changing, not life ending: reframing the narrative on dementia and social care

From questions to answers

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 … Continue reading From questions to answers

Its an ideal time for Liverpool City Council to join the Social Care Innovation Network!

By Martin Farran Director of Adult Services and Health – Liverpool City Council I was delighted to join the Glimpses of the Future session at the Social Care Future gathering in November. Along with others from places working to dramatically change how they work and relate to citizens and communities, I shared my own experience. … Continue reading Its an ideal time for Liverpool City Council to join the Social Care Innovation Network!

Going Again – using 15 years of learning about self-directed support to help close the Care Act rhetoric-reality gap

John Waters – In Control At the #socialcarefuture gathering in November in Manchester, In Control helped convene a major session on closing the Care Act rhetoric-reality gap. There are many elements of this, but we have been recently encouraged to be approached by a number of localities ready to “go again” with self-directed support. They … Continue reading Going Again – using 15 years of learning about self-directed support to help close the Care Act rhetoric-reality gap

MORE THAN A PROVIDER – part 2!

By Aisling Duffy I wrote previously about the role good providers play well beyond the contracts they are commissioned to provide by local authorities or the NHS. I write specifically from the perspective of a not for profit CEO. I am especially interested in understanding the conditions that help social care providers to support inclusive … Continue reading MORE THAN A PROVIDER – part 2!