By Simon Stockton and Natasha Burberry Recently the CEO of a large health care provider shared a story with me which summarised why coproduction matters so well it almost felt like a ready made urban legend. The story went something like this… A care professional is talking with a local resident describing how a … Continue reading Count Me In! Getting serious about Co-Production
By Elaine James, Rob Mitchell, Hannah Morgan, Mark Harvey & Ian Burgess You may wonder how rocket science has a role in social work. For us, rocket science is a metaphor for the new world of complex technologies, reshaping our lives and our understanding of the social world we live in. It is also a way … Continue reading Is Social Work Rocket Science?
By Angela Catley, Community Catalysts People ‘doing it for themselves’ report and stories launched by Community Catalysts We work in a bit of a bubble – the world of health and social care. It’s a sector that is always complex and often baffling, one which on the face of it is all about people…but you … Continue reading Shining light into the fog of negativity
By Tim Cooper, United Response Most would agree that these are tricky times for those of us in social care and certainly the challenges we face don’t seem to be reducing in number or complexity. Social Care Future is a powerful stimulus to get us thinking about how we need to think and act differently. … Continue reading Ordinary lives
By Sian Lockwood, Community Catalysts An important debate is taking place about how to ensure that people who need care and support get that help in a way that enables them to stay safe and well and live the life they want. This conversation has been given momentum by three recent Panorama programmes on social … Continue reading What really makes good care?
by Mary Reed, Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living In 2015 Wiltshire CIL launched Make Someone Welcome, making a foray into Twitter with our hashtag campaign and getting out and about in the community asking groups to sign up to the pledge to ‘Make Someone Welcome’. It was a simple way of showing communities that all … Continue reading Making someone welcome
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?