Tag Archives: social care
With rising needs, we need a lot more care workers, but the pay and conditions on offer aren’t great. What can we do to ensure we have the care we deserve? There’s still time to contribute evidence to The Commission …
Paul Burstow, MP is chairing the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. A couple of weeks ago the diary of a home care workershone a light on highs and frankly far too many lows that care workers all around …
The Care Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May and has now been passed into law as the Care Act 2014 (the Act).
The Act introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult social care, to the funding system and to the duties of local authorities and rights of those in need of social care.
The potential impact on local authorities’ finances and on their working practices is enormous.
This briefing summarises and briefly comments on the main provisions of the Act.
It will be of interest to Lead Members for adult social care and children’s services, council Leaders, Chief Executives, Directors of Adult Social Care and Children’s Services and their teams.
A further LGIU briefing on the aspects of the Act concerning children and young people and the cross-over with the Children and Familities Act is forthcoming.
Each day this week, as part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, we’re sharing the week in a life of a home care worker. This first hand account from a care worker in the North East of …
An eloquent first hand account of life on the front line of care, part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce
James Cuthbert from the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce asks if reforms have helped those who do the care.
I suppose most of us want to look forward to an old age of good health, ticking things off the bucket list and perhaps indulging some eccentricities and before quietly slipping off to the last adventure. But for most of …
How can we make sure that we have the right workforce to care for people in their own homes?
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in January
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health
• health and social care quality and practice.
Every year, the LGiU hosts a range of popular fringes at each of the three main party conferences, as well as a local government dinner. Find out more about our fringe programme here.