By Andrea Sutcliffe I have been promising Martin a blog for the Social Care Future series right from the beginning, but dealing with the here and now kept getting in the way! My final weeks as Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission are fast approaching, so if I don't grab … Continue reading Don’t forget the Mum Test!
How did we get here? On the 14th and 15th of November people who are passionate about supporting each other to make positive change are coming together to think radically about social care. Nearly 300 people have volunteered to come along to the Friends Meeting House and People’s History Museum where we aim to contribute … Continue reading #socialcarefuture – from here to there
The Social Care Future blog was launched in early 2018 as a crucible for ideas about and examples of how to transform social care in the UK. It has projected voices from a spectrum of people that reflects the breadth of collaboration needed to make meaningful change happen, on an undertaking of such scale and … Continue reading Social Care Future blogs – the story so far
By Steve Goslyn “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” Robin Williams In preparation for Social Care Future, a group of us who were involved with Social Movements … Continue reading Ears Against Loneliness
By Anna Severwright Recently I had a very frustrating experience with my local authority (LA). Although, now resolved I think it highlights some things that need to change to enable personalisation and trying new things in social care. Here is what happened and what needs to happen. I have had a direct payment (DP), which … Continue reading ‘It’s the policy’ – the three little words that block personalisation and innovation
By Sue Bott Ask a silly question you get a silly answer. Ask an irrelevant question you get an irrelevant answer. Why doesn’t social care research work for the people relying on social care? It doesn’t work because researchers often don’t ask the questions that people want the answers to. And that’s because people are … Continue reading The future of social care research – making it count for people
by Hilary Doxford So – what does a good #socialcarefuture mean for me and other people with dementia? As the World Dementia Council said, ‘we can retreat from the challenges of dementia or get on and defeat this disease. Retreating is not an option. Let’s get on with defeating it and until that day, making … Continue reading Towards a better future for people with dementia