Why Doesn’t the Government Understand?
- Last Updated : 08 March 2018
By William Case
In the last 12 months there has been a lot of talk about
transforming social care and working more closely with health care.
Social care is still on the cliff edge, with local authorities
trying to meet the needs of their residents...
How Can We Turn Adult Social Care Around?
- Last Updated : 05 March 2018
By Bob Hudson
The outsourcing of public services to non-statutory providers,
especially the private sector, has been the delivery model of
choice in the UK for around thirty years. The budget devoted to
such contracts is hard to estimate but is re...
It’s All About The Politics
- Last Updated : 02 March 2018
By Alan Rosenbach
Social Care has always been and always will be political and so
about money and power. To see how we might shape the future for
social care we best understand the recent past. "The rise of the
welfare state in the late 19thCentur...
Release Social Workers To Do What They Do Best
- Last Updated : 01 March 2018
By Jenny Pitts
There are many reasons to be pessimistic about the future of
adult social care and social work services at the moment; is it, as
Chris Hatton says, fundamentally broken? Well documented statistics
such as the difficulties in recruit...
Is social care as we know it fundamentally bust?
- Last Updated : 14 February 2018
by Chris Hatton
Ever since I was asked if I wanted to write a blog for
#socialcarefuture I've been struggling. I'm not a deep thinker,
more a shallow magpie thief of others' insights. I'm not a doer
(come on, I'm an academic!). I've not been on the...
Alicia's Social Care Future Wishlist
- Last Updated : 17 January 2018
Martin Routledge challenged me to blog
about social care as part of a quest to get a range of views from
people in the social care field. Follow them on #socialcarefuture. I
have so much to say about what is needed for a good social care so
for the sa...
Time to unite the liberation movement!
- Last Updated : 18 January 2016
I have been reflecting with Lynne Elwell this week… What has
happened to the beginning of a liberation movement where people
were being freed? It seems people are now having to fight their way
to community. But isn't it everybody's right?
Mental Health demonstrator reflections
- Last Updated : 27 April 2015
This guest post is by Vidhya Alakeson, one of In Control's
associates and Deputy Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation.
Vidhya is a leading consultant in the personalisation of health and
social care. She is an internationally recognised expert...