by Martin Routledge - #socialcarefuture People are being poorly served by institutional service models and practices in what we currently call “social care”. These approaches have proved resilient and resistant to change for decades despite the emergence of better, small scale, community embedded alternatives. A social movement is now needed to unleash the drive … Continue reading A social movement for “social care”?
By Sam Clark and Gary Bourlet, Learning Disability England What we took away from the session at social care future We were part of the hosting the Including Everyone workshop at social care future. We worked with people from New Prospects, Alzheimer’s Society, Dimensions and Local Area Coordination in York to share stories about what … Continue reading Side by side relationships
By Sophie Kendall, NESTA At the Social Care Futures gathering, Nesta, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Think Local Act Personal facilitated a ‘glimpses of the future’ session. We heard from pioneering areas and innovators growing “asset-based areas”. They are going beyond services and systems “doing to” people and communities and bringing all local resources … Continue reading Glimpses of the future: How do areas shift from marginal change to serious re-design around what really matters to people and communities?
by Neil Crowther “All most people want is somewhere to live, somewhere to work, someone to love and something to hope for” Norman Kirk Within minutes of the inclusive performance group MiXiT starting their specially- written musical play for #socialcarefuture they launched into the song “What about us?” by Pink. I will confess this was … Continue reading A million dreams
By John Popham On 14th and 15th November I was privileged to be part of Social Care Future, providing live video streaming as well as recorded video for later use. Social Care Future, held in Manchester, was an optimistic and celebratory event aiming to change the debate on social care, present options for alternative delivery … Continue reading Celebration and optimism at #socialcarefuture
By Joel Charles, Director of Government Relations and Impact, Future Care Capital Winter has arrived. Health and social care professionals plan all year round for the impact of winter pressures on the NHS and the knock-on challenges of ensuring care packages are in place to meet the needs of specific groups of older patients before … Continue reading Fit-for-purpose adult social care provision is achievable if we embrace a new positive vision
By Beth Britton My life as a former carer to my dad, who had vascular dementia for 19 years (spending the last 9 of those years in 3 different care homes), gave me my passion for social care. It’s a passion that has won me an award, produced invites to meetings with some of the … Continue reading A future for social care where personal experience is REALLY valued