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Social Care Future

#socialcarefuture has been developed to create a space, including a gathering in November, for a wide range of people and voices to debate and take action for a positive future.

We want to get past just thinking about stabilising the current system which isn't fit for the future. We want to make a contribution to a much more positive vision, share what's going on now that helps get us there, and find ways of supporting each other as we build the future.

In Control is part of the informal group supporting #socialcarefuture and as part of this we are hosting this blog series. Many people will be blogging and their views are their own.

 

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Choices to take  - Last Updated : 01 June 2018

By Wendy Lowder I've never been one to bemoan national policy decisions (OK - I admit I do sometimes)! I've always been a sort of a 'crack on with job' kinda gal. I suppose Barnsley (in South Yorkshire for those of you who have never heard it - sh...

A brighter future for people with learning disabilities  - Last Updated : 17 April 2018

By Shaun Webster I want to share with you some thoughts about how I would like to see people with learning disabilities contributing as paid employees in the field of social care. I think about people with learning disabilities not just as...

Citizen leadership – reshaping the future  - Last Updated : 13 April 2018

By Lynne Elwell This year marks twenty two years since I ran the first Partners in Policymaking course in the UK. This is a leadership training programme for self-advocates and parents and relatives of disabled children. As you might...

Simple Humanity  - Last Updated : 06 April 2018

By Sam Sly I've read all the great blogs written so far for #socialcarefuture and every one of them says a little bit of what I would have wanted to write about, so I thought I best get this blog out quick, before there is nothing more to...

Moving beyond the piloting - It's time to grow social care innovations  - Last Updated : 04 April 2018

By Ewan King For all the problems it faces, the social care sector has always shown that it can innovate. From personal budgets, which were pioneered in social care, through to shared lives schemes around the country, it's a sector which c...

Resources and resourcefulness  - Last Updated : 28 March 2018

By Julie Stansfield We can be forgiven for feeling pretty gloomy when, as a society, we are in effect seeing it as a problem that older people are living longer and younger people with complex health needs are surviving....effectively blam...

Principles, politics and money  - Last Updated : 23 March 2018

By Richard Humphries This week Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt used the occasion of World Social Work Day to set out seven principles around which th...

Social care future – can the future be personal and human?  - Last Updated : 14 March 2018

By Sam Clark I said I'd write a blog for this series on #socialcarefuture ages ago and Martin has kept gently reminding me (nagging) but there is a reason (excuse) for my delay. Partly, it's because so much has been written about the fut...

Blank sheets or spreadsheets?  - Last Updated : 14 March 2018

By Alex Fox OBE The people with learning disabilities who work at the human rights organisation CHANGE pointed out to me once that people who have a learning disability are the only group of oppressed people who are routinely excluded from...

All too human: the need for coalitions across different motivations and organisations  - Last Updated : 14 March 2018

By Rich Watts Much debate in public policy focuses on the "why" and the "what". Why is this issue important? Why should it be prioritised over something else? What should be in place that isn't? What needs to change for this to happen? Com...

Last Updated : 17 January 2018. Page Author: philippa.barker.