August 6, 2020 No comments exist

Imagine a world where we all get to live in the place we call home with the people & things that we love, doing what matters to us in communities where we look out for one another.  To change social care we need to change the story about social care #socialcarefuture has published a report ‘Talking about a brighter social care future’ which explores how a sample of campaigning organisations and networks talk about social care…

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

Using POET to bring the NICE personal budgets quality standards to life The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE) has this month published new guidance for adult social care in the form of ‘People’s experience in adult social care services’. It provides quality standards and recommended data sources for these, including the The Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) John Waters co-creator of the POET sets out here why it is particularly helpful that NICE have…

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

An amazing gathering of over 300 people took place in Manchester, coinciding with the National Children and Adult Social Care (NCASC) conference, organised by  the volunteers through the   #socialcarefutureinitiative (see socialcarefuture.blog) You can ready all about the gathering, download the presentations used and see some of the sessions that were recorded here

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

Rights of Passage Lynne Elwell has put her heart and soul into the disability rights and inclusion movements. She has collated a realm of good information and inspiration along the way and we have had the honour and pleasure to record these and create a handbook which can gifted it to people and parents all over the world. As you would expect it is a brilliant valuable resource, a comprehensive dossier of quotes, tools, advice…

August 6, 2020 No comments exist

by Martin Routledge   #socialcarefuture is a voluntarily organised initiative aimed at supporting those wishing to share ideas and information and focus action to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. Our focus will not be primarily on resources, though we know social care and the people that use it have been badly…

January 17, 2019 No comments exist

Written by Jeremy Porteus, Managing Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network The tenth anniversary of the publication of Putting People First slipped by as the festive season got underway last month. It was a ‘landmark’ moment that could secure independent living for all adults. It was also supposed to usher in a care system that offered people personal choice and control, alongside active participation in community life. I had the privilege of working in…

January 17, 2019 No comments exist

by Neil Crowther   ‘Understanding means finding a story you already know and saying, ‘Oh yeah, that one.’ Once we have found (the) story, we stop processing.” Roger Schank, Tell Me A Story, 1998 One of mankind’s most incredible recent success stories – vastly increased life expectancy – is now most often described using metaphors of impending catastrophe such as ‘silver Tsunami’ and ‘demographic timebomb.’   More recently, a polarising discourse which pitches old against young…

January 17, 2019 No comments exist

Martin Routledge challenged me to blog about social care as part of a quest to get a range of views from people in the social care field. Follow them on #socialcarefuture. I have so much to say about what is needed for a good social care so for the sake of brevity, I have condensed a wide range of thoughts down into my #socialcarefuture wish list… 1. Money can’t buy you love. I’m going to get this…