ADASS: More than half a million people now waiting for social care
More than 500,000 people are now waiting for social care and since spring 2021 there has been a seven-fold increase in the number of hours a week of home care that could not be delivered.
Squaring the circle
Newly installed Association of Directors of Adult Social Services president Sarah McClinton tells Ann McGauran how she plans to ensure care workers receive the funding they require to do their best.
Driving towards great social care
Jeremy Cooper says the list of transformational change factors facing directors of adult social services may seem overwhelming, but councils have done a fantastic job at keeping focused on how to deliver great care.
Better Outcomes, Better Lives in Manchester
Bernadette Enright says Manchester is starting to see the impact of its programme of transformational change for adult social care, including improved outcomes and the ability to reinvest in services
Putting service users in the driving seat
Ahead of a North East region workshop at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Spring Seminar, Ann Workman outlines the two benefits of involving people in shaping their own adult social care services in Stockton-on-Tees.
Health and care needs adequate resources directed to where they are most needed
Cllr David Fothergill welcomes the LGA’s voice in the tone and focus of the integration White Paper but says that successful delivery of place-based care will need adequate resources and no further burdens.
Oxfordshire appoints Stephen Chandler as interim chief executive
Mr Chandler is also the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Social care needs more cash whether tax hike happens or not, says SIGOMA
Adult social care will need extra funding whether the Government’s planned tax hike goes ahead or not, the chair of the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) has said.
Half of councils forced to ration care, survey reveals
Staff shortages have forced more than half of councils in England to ration social care and support, a new survey has revealed.
Care chief asks if hospitality staff could help tackle social care crisis
A former president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has asked if the COVID-hit hospitality sector could release staff to tackle the crisis in social care.
Creating a brighter future
Imagine what adult social care could achieve if we back the White Paper’s ambitions and principles, says president of ADASS Stephen Chandler.
Places’ key role in changing times
Leaders from a range of local government disciplines came together at a conference to consider how place fits at a time of rapid change and to lay out their future priorities. Ann McGauran reports.
Social care White Paper ‘set up to fail’
The local government sector has praised the ambition of the long-awaited adult social care reform White Paper, but warned it will not succeed without funding to meet current demand.
Social care services 'rapidly deteriorating,' directors warn
Social care services are failing to help hundreds of thousands of older and disabled people, a new survey has warned today.
Social care reform plans fall 'woefully short'
The Government has ‘fallen woefully short of the mark’ with its proposals for social care reform, according to shadow minister for social care Liz Kendall.
What reform of adult social care should look like
Ahead of the National Children and Adult Services Conference this week, ADASS trustee Cath Roff outlines the four elements she believes should be at the heart of social care reform.
Authorities under pressure
Fears about councils’ financial sustainability remain in the wake of the Spending Review, including concerns about the costs of reform to adult social care. Ann McGauran reports.
Care plan fails to address councils' concerns, MPs told
MPs have been told the Government’s blueprint for social care will not solve councils’ funding crisis.
Ministers urged to ensure council staff have access to fuel
Ministers have been urged to introduce emergency measures to ensure local government workers continue to have access to petrol amid the UK’s fuel crisis.
Families under pressure
As energy and food costs soar and pandemic financial support comes to an end, Chris Mahony asks what impact the pressures on low income families will have on stretched local authorities.