"As people are living longer and more people than ever are living with complex needs, it is vital we look at the evidence for what works best, and what represents good value for money for the local health and care system." So says Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as she discusses the latest NICE impact report on adult social care.
Care and support
TLAP’s Clenton Farquharson marks his first Quality Matters board meeting as Chair with his personal view on what quality in adult social care means to him.
Sharon Allen OBE, formerly CEO of Skills for Care and now bringing her many years of experience and expertise to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, explains the care provider's highly effective holistic and community based approach to palliative and end of life care.
Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...
When our Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock launched the Talk Health and Care online community in September 2018, he made good on his vision of a new and dynamic way to talk with health and care staff from across the sector. Few will argue that those who work in social care deserve greater recognition and appreciation. Our current challenge on the site is to find better ways to do just that.
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.
Last month, social workers around the globe celebrated World Social Work Day, our annual opportunity to showcase the best our profession has to offer. Worldwide, social workers stood together to celebrate their achievements and remind others of the importance of …
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.
Navigating the high seas of care and support. Head of Think Local Act Personal Caroline Speirs explains how her organisation's work with the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Shared Lives Plus on a new Social Care Innovation Network could chart a course to new and better services.
Martin Walker, policy advisor at Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) explains his organisation's involvement in a new NICE quality standard for adult social care. He believes involving recipients of care in shaping the services they need is crucial.