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Stabalising the market

Colin Angel is calling for measures to support both the state- and self-funded care markets England’s social care green paper still hasn’t seen the light...

Deal-breaking contract clauses

Colin Angel examines how councils are looking at new ways to deliver services Examples of local authority contracts which are likely to present ‘deal-breakers’ for homecare...
Dr Donald Macaskill provides his thoughts on discrimination based on sex and gender

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...

No hiding place

Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green demands firm action to save social care Many people will have seen the recent Panorama programme, which followed the...

Rising from the ashes

Care Workers Charity CEO Alex Ramamurthy discusses challenges facing employees It may surprise you to know that pre-2009 there was no national charity aimed at...

New beginnings

The New Year has started with a new ministerial team and the strengthened role for social care within the Department and the title of...

Surmount all obstacles

Michael Voges explains how retirement communities are reducing strain on the sector The health and social care systems are in crisis, unsustainable in their current...

Developing digital solutions

Corporate partner at Simmons & Simmons Jocelyn Ormond offers a guide through the legal challenges facing social care providers seeking to develop digital care...

All’s fair in care… or not?

Dr Donald Macaskill provides his thoughts on discrimination based on sex and gender One of the major policy drives of the Scottish Government is fair...

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...