A social movement for “social care”?

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”?

Glimpses of the future: How do areas shift from marginal change to serious re-design around what really matters to people and communities?

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?

Celebration and optimism at #socialcarefuture

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

Fit-for-purpose adult social care provision is achievable if we embrace a new positive vision

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