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.
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 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.