John Roberts explains why North West Care Co-Operative (NWCC) came into being, where they have got to and what they hope to achieve. James says: “I would like someone who is good fun to be around”. Seventeen months into the life of North West Care Co-Operative, it is this phrase that sticks in my mind. … Continue reading Living Life Well: a co-operative approach to 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
By Rob Fountain Recently, a lot of people have been calling me brave – and that really scares me. They say it in response to hearing about the shift in direction that the charity I run is making. It scares me because the decisions we have taken have been informed solely by reconnecting with our … Continue reading What are we here for? Charities and the Social Care Future
By Rhys Davies When I sat for the early screening of BBC Panorama’s “Crisis in Care” two-part documentary I have to admit to being more than a little nervous. For 10 months BBC reporter Alison Holt and crew were given permission to film all aspects of Somerset’s strained care system. As the coordinator of the … Continue reading There may be a ‘crisis in care’ but communities are showing how to tackle it
By Karyn Kirkpatrick, Keyring KeyRing is a Crowd funder! Well, we have always been sharers and keen to support new ventures for our Members and the wider community, but this is a bit different. Last month KeyRing Trustees committed £15k of our reserves to #Social Care Future to tell a different story about social care … Continue reading Networked!
By Andrew Reece ‘People, people we are the same No we're not the same 'Cause we don't know the game What we need is awareness, we can't get careless You say what is this? My beloved let's get down to business Mental self defensive fitness (Yo) bum rush the show You gotta go for what … Continue reading ‘Fight the Power’: time to get radical
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