The homecare deficit

Colin Angel is calling for action as councils  buy homecare ‘on the cheap’ The current rates that councils are paying for state-funded homecare services have been revealed during an extensive Freedom of Information enquiry undertaken by United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) (1). We have…...

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Reimagining the workforce

Dr Donald Macaskill challenges the sector to redesign staff roles There is much written about the choices people have when it comes to accessing care services. It is an endeavour equivalent to blowing against the autumn wind to imagine positivity around the workforce challenges facing the…...

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The choice is inertia

Care England head Professor Martin Green bemoans the lack of choice There is much written about the choices people have when it comes to accessing care services. Every service provider, commissioner and local authority wants to talk endlessly about how many options there are for…...

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Homecare fragility

Colin Angel delves into the struggles facing  the homecare market Fragility of the state-funded homecare market continues to be a serious concern for social care commissioners and their providers. According to the most recent annual Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Budget survey,…...

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Here we go again

Care England head Professor Martin Green discusses the green paper The government’s green paper will be the latest attempt to find a long-term solution to the challenges of social care funding in the 21st-century. To say we have been here before is an understatement, but this…...

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