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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CQC fees for homecare providers

Colin Angel slams the CQC’s new fee scheme The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has described a ‘substantial churn’ in the homecare sector, with around 500 agencies registering and 400 deregistering each quarter. The CQC’s new fee scheme for homecare providers has been met with consternation…...

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Why the delay?

Care England head Professor Martin Green demands discipline in delivering This winter has been characterised by two recurring events. It used to be that winter was synonymous with snow and ice, but now it is synonymous with an NHS crisis and headlines about people on trolleys…....

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