Cllr Gavin Edwards, Chair of Overview and Scrutiny at Southwark Council, discusses new approaches to council outsourcing and procurement
This morning the BBC Radio 4 covered the story of Deb Claridge - a care worker who has been struggling to have her claim resolved. This continues the debate we explored in our recent report on the home care workforce.
For every one of us with a bestowed interest in democracy, local or otherwise, there are another half-dozen people feeling disenfranchised by the current mechanics of the political system.
The Children’s Services Development Group (CSDG) was delighted to launch
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 work behind the scenes by many colleagues making the case.…
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 critical in determining the quality and safety of the care…
Alan Long says we cannot continue to undervalue our home care workers.
Home care is in crisis. Read Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce.
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
Brendan Martin of PublicWorld asks where care staff are in the NHS 5 Year Forward View.