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Key to Care: Media Coverage

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Last week the LGiU published Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. The media coverage was fantastic. Recognition of the problem facing people needing care and those delivering it is the …

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

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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

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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.

The importance of kindness

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Kindness and the caring professions. Reflections on the soon to be published Key to Care report.

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

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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?

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

The Local Side to National Campaigns, Part One: The Lib Dems

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Nick Clegg wants to see mental health at the centre of the Lib Dem General Election manifesto. While mental health is a nation-wide issue, the Lib Dems need to remember the issue’s deeply local dimensions.

Beyond Metrocentralisation

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This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …