Des Kelly OBE, currently acting as EU Exit Planning Lead for the Care Provider Alliance, offers this timely reminder to health and care staff to take advantage of the current flu vaccination programme and protect themselves from the lurking lurgy...
Des Kelly OBE
Des Kelly is currently acting as EU Exit Planning Lead for the Care Provider Alliance.
He is Chair of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and was Executive Director of the National Care Forum from 2003 to 2016.
He was founder-Chair of the Care Provider Alliance. Des was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to social care in 2007.
The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has been working alongside the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and others to assess levels of confidence among care providers and encouraging planning and preparation. Government communications, which are designed to ensure that all employers - as well as all citizens – are ready for EU exit, have been ramped up. The CPA's Des Kelly assesses the level of sector readiness...
No, Elton John hasn’t updated another of his songs to reflect a significant moment in the life of our nation, but if he did, when it comes to our departure from the EU, he’d want to be very confident our amazing care providers are all still standing.
The Care Provider Alliances CEO Des Kelly returns with his latest assessment of Brexit planning in the care and support sector.
We can all take a breath. We now have until the end of October 2019 to prepare for our exit from the EU. Regardless, the Care Provider Alliance's Des Kelly OBE explains that, whatever your view, communicating and planning for our departure must still continue.
The UK’s exit date from the EU has been extended whilst debate and discussions continue in Westminster and Brussels to resolve concerns around the current negotiated deal. For adult social care providers, this continued uncertainty makes it even more vital to step up preparations for our departure at both a national and local level. Des Kelly OBE, Founder and Chair of the Care Provider Alliance, considers current provider concerns and the action being taken to mitigate them.