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Jigsaw pieces being slotted together

"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.

Humanity, dignity and choice: the heart of Homeshare

Elderly lady Florence enjoys a cup of tea on the sofa with Homeshare companion Alexandra

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...

Talk's not cheap when the listener acts

Exterior view of DHSC offices

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.

Be prepared

A care worker serves tea and cake to an elderly couple

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.