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Category Archives: Social Care

Watch BBC Panorama tonight and next Wednesday

Panorama was allowed access to all aspects of adult social care in Somerset and has produced a powerful two-part programme highlighting the challenges facing social care and the reality for families struggling to navigate the system. We have been privileged …

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Glimpses of a new social care future…

Sian has risen to Martin Routledge’s challenge to set out a new vision for social care. As she says – there are glimpses everywhere. Now we just need to find some brave authorities prepared  to take all of this learning …

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Good Help

We were delighted to be able to contribute examples of ‘good help’ to the report published by NESTA this week: Good and bad help: How purpose and confidence transform lives This article in the Guardian explores further some of the …

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Doing care differently to benefit people and local economies

The New Economics Foundation, with Localise West Midlands, has just published an important contribution to the debate about how care can be delivered differently to benefit people and local communities. This report shows how ‘doing care differently’ can also transform …

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Small local care home closures see older people living in large impersonal alternatives

Wave of home closures leaves elderly stuck in ‘care warehouses’ telegraph.co.uk I shuddered when I spotted this article in the telegraph yesterday – but also with a weary sense of recognition. Community Catalysts has been fighting for years to help …

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