by Mary Reed, Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living In 2015 Wiltshire CIL launched Make Someone Welcome, making a foray into Twitter with our hashtag campaign and getting out and about in the community asking groups to sign up to the pledge to ‘Make Someone Welcome’. It was a simple way of showing communities that all … Continue reading Making someone welcome
by Neil Crowther Many people welcomed today’s social care report by the House of Lords Committee on Economic Affairs, which calls for an immediate injection of £8 billion to fund social care, followed by the phased introduction of free personal care over the next 5 years, to be ‘available universally by 2025/26.’ The report is … Continue reading What about the catastrophic cost of not having a life to live?
By Perry Walker Last November, I came to Manchester for Social Care Future’s fringe event for the national adult social care conference. I was there to try out Talk Shop’s discussion kit on adult social care and its funding. Eight people came along, and very helpful was their feedback. One phrase was ‘too Daily … Continue reading Helping people discuss adult social care and its funding
By Dr. Claire Bates As Supported Loving’s Founder I often get asked for advice on a vast variety of topics relating to sexuality and disability. I love to help wherever I can however I know that I am often not the expert on the topic they want advice on. My background is as an academic researcher … Continue reading A Collaborative Sexuality and Relationships Toolkit
In Manchester on 18 June, a diverse group of us with a shared interest in a better future for social care came together to co-write our story. We talked about values and frames and were inspired by the work of other social change movements to reshape public thinking. We learned about the importance of … Continue reading Our story?
John Roberts explains why North West Care Co-Operative (NWCC) came into being, where they have got to and what they hope to achieve. James says: “I would like someone who is good fun to be around”. Seventeen months into the life of North West Care Co-Operative, it is this phrase that sticks in my mind. … Continue reading Living Life Well: a co-operative approach to care
Ahead of the upcoming Social Care Future gathering in Manchester, some thoughts to prompt thinking about what our own story is and how that differs from the one told to, thought about and understood by the general public. This is based on the limited evidence available and requires further research and testing. It has been … Continue reading Mapping the gap between our vision and public thinking on social care