What about the catastrophic cost of not having a life to live?

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?

Helping people discuss adult social care and its funding

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

Mapping the gap between our vision and public thinking on social 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