A better social care future really matters for people living with cancer

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

Has the current model of adult social care reached its sell-by date?

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?

Ageing with Innovation at the heart

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

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