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Falling short on social care reform? The manifesto pledges

May 26, 2017 by Ingrid Koehler

We’ve all known for some time that radical changes are needed in the way that social care is funded and commissioned by local authorities and for those individuals who don’t qualify for state aid for their social care. The LGiU has produced a series of reports showing that social care,…




Telling stories: the human impact of care provider failure

July 7, 2016 by Ingrid Koehler

Last year we published Care and Continuity: contingency planning for provider failure. It was designed to be practical guidance for council officers to help them prepare plans in case there was a significant problem with social care providers of home, residential, nursing or specialist care.  In the case of financial…


Care and Continuity: contingency planning for provider failure

October 26, 2015

This briefing can also be viewed as a PDF: Care and Continuity briefing Summary The LGiU has produced a business continuity and contingency planning guide to help councils plan and deal with social care provider failure. Care and Continuity is part of a wider suite of products to support the implementation…


Key Questions: following up the Home Care Commission

February 25, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

In Key to Care, we recommended that councils look at their commissioning practice and implement more user focused services using outcomes rather than time and task. Buckinghamshire County Council invited us in yesterday to talk about Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce and to facilitate a conversation between themselves…


Key to Care: Media Coverage

December 10, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

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 first step, now it’s time for action.


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

December 9, 2014 by LGiU

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…