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?
By Nick Sinclair I was recently speaking with a good friend of mine who is a Structural Engineer for the railways. He told me he’s not usually involved with building bridges, Civil Engineers tend to do that, rather it’s his job to maintain them keeping them strong and functional. These railway bridges of course play … Continue reading Bridge Building and Maintenance
By Martin Routledge The late great Gerry Smale told the tale of the discovery that citrus fruits could prevent scurvy in long voyage sailors and the time it took to “adopt the innovation” Here is a version of the timeline: 1600-1800 an estimated 1m long voyage sailors died of scurvy 1636 - John Woodall described … Continue reading Scurvy and social care
By Vic Rayner Silver Pride, Belong Crewe 2018. The debate around who can talk about ‘ageing’ is hotting up! A recent article by the Centre for Ageing Better explored the challenge that ‘millenials’ were experiencing when wanting to work in or discuss older peoples services – including assertions querying ‘why are you talking about it’ … Continue reading Ageing with Innovation at the heart
By Toby Lowe & Dawn Plimmer How can those who fund, commission and undertake social interventions respond better to the complexity of the real world, and real people’s lives? This is our core question. In 2017, we released a report which outlined a new approach. This report was called: ‘A Whole New World: Funding and … Continue reading Exploring the New World: practical insights for funding, commissioning and managing in complexity