By Rob Fountain Recently, a lot of people have been calling me brave – and that really scares me. They say it in response to hearing about the shift in direction that the charity I run is making. It scares me because the decisions we have taken have been informed solely by reconnecting with our … Continue reading What are we here for? Charities and the Social Care Future
By Rhys Davies When I sat for the early screening of BBC Panorama’s “Crisis in Care” two-part documentary I have to admit to being more than a little nervous. For 10 months BBC reporter Alison Holt and crew were given permission to film all aspects of Somerset’s strained care system. As the coordinator of the … Continue reading There may be a ‘crisis in care’ but communities are showing how to tackle it
By Karyn Kirkpatrick, Keyring KeyRing is a Crowd funder! Well, we have always been sharers and keen to support new ventures for our Members and the wider community, but this is a bit different. Last month KeyRing Trustees committed £15k of our reserves to #Social Care Future to tell a different story about social care … Continue reading Networked!
By Andrew Reece ‘People, people we are the same No we're not the same 'Cause we don't know the game What we need is awareness, we can't get careless You say what is this? My beloved let's get down to business Mental self defensive fitness (Yo) bum rush the show You gotta go for what … Continue reading ‘Fight the Power’: time to get radical
By Fiona Flowers Community Settings Specialist Advisor - Macmillan Some people reading this may be surprised as to Macmillan’s presence within the #socialcarefuture movement, as when people think of Macmillan you may think “nurses” and most commonly “health” But cancer does not just affect a person’s physical health. It can turn their whole life upside … Continue reading A better social care future really matters for people living with cancer
Intervention by Martin Routledge at the ADASS Spring Conference 2019 We are debating the question “Has the current model of adult social care reached its sell by date”? I’d be very surprised if anyone here thinks that our current model is anything like the end of history. So the key questions are what do we … Continue reading Has the current model of adult social care reached its sell-by date?
By Jenny Carter Hi, I’m Jenny Carter I’m a self-advocate from the Wirral and I am one of the leading ones. I also jointly won the Derick Russell Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2019. Self Advocacy to me is about the way people communicate to speak up for themselves. Some People think that people who … Continue reading Self advocacy – what’s that?