Exploring the New World: practical insights for funding, commissioning and managing in complexity

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

Social Care Futures: Community, Agency Relationship & Personhood

by Jon Hyslop   As I understand it, this blog site is about looking at the opportunities for better social care. In my view we all have a strong genetic and social disposition towards valuing and supporting one another, which may be a suitably optimistic place to start. Most, if not all of us, also … Continue reading Social Care Futures: Community, Agency Relationship & Personhood

Ripples of hope: where next for #socialcarefuture

A better way In the last century our collective investment in the NHS and the wider welfare state helped bring about huge steps forward in the health and wellbeing of our country. Increased life expectancy, including a major reduction in infant mortality, greater prospects of survival into adulthood of children born with impairments and health … Continue reading Ripples of hope: where next for #socialcarefuture

Glimpses of the future: The power of enterprising communities

By Sian Lockwood, Community Catalysts & Susie Finlayson, Power to Change   Care in community hands Across the country local people are deciding that social care provision should be different, and are developing and delivering local solutions that work better for their communities. At #socialcarefuture we heard about the power of enterprising communities and the … Continue reading Glimpses of the future: The power of enterprising communities

What has the #BanknotesOfColour campaign got to do with social care?

By Pen Mendonca Graphic by http://www.penmendonca.com @MendoncaPen When the Windrush Crisis was exposed last year, my father, a British citizen who migrated from Karachi to London in 1957, had this to say about appalling treatment of the Windrush generation and their families: “The British don’t understand their own history.” Education shapes our understanding and/or misunderstanding … Continue reading What has the #BanknotesOfColour campaign got to do with social care?

Life changing, not life ending: reframing the narrative on dementia and social care

By Philly Hare Our work at Innovations in Dementia[1] supports people with dementia to keep control of their lives, and be happy. People with dementia are at the heart and start of all our work. Working alongside them, we promote a positive, though realistic, view of dementia, demonstrating that, although it is life changing, it … Continue reading Life changing, not life ending: reframing the narrative on dementia and social care