By Andrew Reece On World Social Work Day Jeremy Hunt unveiled his seven pillars of social care reform, promising to ‘turbocharge’ the integration agenda. But will this really solve the social care crisis? Or does this simply speak to what appears to be the Department of Health (and social care)’s view[i] of social care … Continue reading ‘Turbocharged Integration’: how can we make this person centred?
By David Watts & Brendan Clifford In the City of Wolverhampton, we see ourselves as a piece in a jigsaw. We realise that we are one place amongst many. Like everyone else, though, we also think there’s lots of great things about our place, our community and geography. But our place in the jigsaw has … Continue reading Towards a positive #socialcarefuture – a piece of the jigsaw in the City of Wolverhampton
by Neil Crowther for #socialcarefuture One of the first posts we published on the #socialcarefuture blog advocated that we sought to change the way that social care was communicated by advocates, talked about in the media and politics and understood by the public. That post gained considerable interest and with the support of Dimensions, the … Continue reading Telling a different story to win public support for reform and investment in social care
by Julia Unwin When I first heard about framing I heard spin. I thought that it was all about identifying the prejudice of the public and then pandering to it. I thought it was better suited to advertising and the dark arts of politics than the much more complex world of policy development and communication. I … Continue reading Confessions of a framing sceptic
by Karen Kinloch, Elena Semino and Paul Baker Any initiative aimed at re-framing public discourse about social care needs to be based on the best available evidence on current framings. The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University specialises in state-of-the-art computer-aided methods to analyse the representation of a variety of social … Continue reading A crisis threatening the UK? How newspapers talk about ‘social care’.
By Tamsyn Hyatt, Communications Strategist at the FrameWorks Institute. We can tell a new story about social care. One that shapes the public conversation, builds understanding, and drives policy change. We’ve seen this happen - across a range of social issues - over and over again. We can do this by making choices. Choices about … Continue reading What does the British public think when they hear the words ‘social care’?
by Alex Fox What do you do when the cause you are campaigning for fails to register with the public? When it is at best misunderstood or seen as one of life’s necessary evils and at worst seen as a permanent bad news generator, peppered with crises? That’s the rather depressing problem facing campaigners for … Continue reading A different story?