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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 …

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.

On the Party Conferences Radar

This briefing summarises policy announcements from the conferences from the three main Westminster parties and comments on the messages they reveal, particularly on how the parties see devolution and the role of local government after next May. It also gives some details on plans for health and social care and how the parties envisage the deficit being reduced if they form a majority administration.

The briefing should be of interest to officers and councillors in all kinds of authority and for partner organisations, and especially for those working in policy, health, social care and finance.

Barker Commission: A threat to social care?

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Yesterday the Barker Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care was launched at the King’s Fund.  I can only commend the commissioners’ willingness to tackle some really tough issues. We know that care is in a perilous state. …

Lifting the lives of care workers

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We’re looking at new ways to design care services. Innovation could be the key to the looming care crisis.

A skilled workforce for an ageing society

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We’ve said it for so long, it’s beginning to get tiresome. We’re facing a crisis in care of monumental proportions. The system is creaking. We need more people to take on caring roles to meet the needs of an ageing …

Key facts on home care: An infographic

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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 …

Viewpoint: How can we achieve the home care workforce that we all deserve?

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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 …