Adult social care
Little substance predicted from Queen's Speech
The Queen’s Speech is set to have Brexit at its heart but not much else, according to predictions in the run up to the state opening of Parliament.
Placing support for carers at the heart of care services
A rigourous, forward-thinking approach to embedding carers into pathways is becoming a necessity, says Heather Acton.
The Deal makers
Donna Hall explains how a new strategy for Wigan MBC is laying the foundations to better manage demand and strengthen communities.
Counties can impact the next administration's agenda
There is a growing disquiet as to whether business rate retention offers the solutions to local government's funding needs, argues James Maker as he looks ahead to the Queen's Speech.
Don't forget informal carers
London Councils’ executive member for adult social care, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, on the value of informal carers.
How do we support the next generation of community leaders?
At the moment, too much money goes to the bigger care providers. Ewan King argues we must be better at building local community-based care services.
Does the cap fit?
In the wake of Theresa May’s announcement of altered proposals on social care last week Liam Booth-Smith questions whether introducing a cap on costs is a fair and sustainable solution.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Key questions for the next Government
Elections are a time of change and local government will need to address their impact, says Pete Moore.
Care crisis leaves 400,000 without care
The ‘alarming’ funding gap in social care has resulted in at least 400,000 fewer people in England receiving the care they need, health study reveals.
Lessons from Berlin
The issues plaguing adult social care are not unique to the UK. Clive Betts recounts the lessons learned from the Communities and Local Government Committee’s trip to Berlin.
Future Forum 2017: Technology to help improve outcomes and deliver savings
Tim Gregson, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for UK local and regional government, told The MJ Forum how the technology giant is collaborating with Kent CC to keep people out of the system and reduce the burden on the local authority, as Sam Clayden explains
Rural England Budget blow
Rural residents are paying an average of £87 more per head in council tax than their urban counterparts, new figures have suggested.
App for real-life recruitment
Buckinghamshire CC is the first authority in the country to use a computer simulation in the recruitment process for social workers. David Johnston explains.
EXCLUSIVE: Child and adult care posts ‘hardest to fill’
Filling children and adult social care positions is causing upper-tier chief executives the biggest recruitment headache, according to an exclusive survey by Penna.
Scorn for Bourne’s £1bn
Government figures claiming councils can raise £1bn through the social care precept are massively inflated from the sector’s calculations, it has emerged.
Judicial review over 'unlawful' funding
The country’s largest representative body for adult social care providers has accused Essex CC of ‘unlawful’ practices over how much it pays care home providers.
One in 10 slash social care spending by 25%
One in 10 councils slashed adult social care spending by more than a quarter in six years, a new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) analysis revealed today.
Local government 'not as sexy' as other sectors
Local government needs to brand itself better to attract staff, a director of recruitment firm Penna has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
Is social care making progress?
Dr Jonathan Carr-West looks at the major questions the Government’s upcoming green paper on social care funding will have to address.