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A new approach to outsourcing and procurement

Way Signs "Outsourcing - In-House Solutions"

Cllr Gavin Edwards, Chair of Overview and Scrutiny at Southwark Council, discusses new approaches to council outsourcing and procurement

Key to Care debate continues


In December, we published the Key to Care: the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce  chaired by Paul Burstow and supported by Mears which highlighted issues of living wage and minimum wage compliance.  Among a range of …

Viewpoint: Local democracy for everyone


Spencer Wilson, from Kirklees Council, tells us about an exciting plan to redesign local democracy. On 7 February 2015, we are holding an event for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up …

Viewpoint: CSDG – Collaborate for better outcomes

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The Children’s Services Development Group (CSDG) was delighted to launch Collaborating for better outcomes, its joint report with LGiU, last week. This is a groundbreaking report which sees commissioners and providers coming together for the first time to find solutions to …

Viewpoint Paul Burstow, MP: Crisis funding of care and the NHS


The extra £2 billion for health care services announced in the Autumn Statement last week is fantastic news. It is testament to Norman Lamb’s effective and high profile campaigning for urgent funding for the NHS, as well as the hard …

Viewpoint: Clare Pelham – A fairer deal for home care workers


Good care is about valuing people; both those receiving care and those providing it.  Care workers are our greatest asset at a time when more of us need care either in later life or due to disability. Our staff are …

Viewpoint: Valuing care workers as professionals, Alan Long of Mears

England, UK . 2.12. 2014. London . LGiU. Launch of Key to Care report.

Alan Long says we cannot continue to undervalue our home care workers.

Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce

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Home care is in crisis. Read Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce.

Viewpoint: Space Standards, what’s in a word…?


Marc Vlessing, co-founder of Pocket, a private affordable house builder, expresses his concern about the government’s plan for new space standards, as part of a consultation on housing standards. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 7th November

The NHS Five Year Forward View: Where are the home care providers and their staff?


Brendan Martin of PublicWorld asks where care staff are in the NHS 5 Year Forward View.