Making a success of succession
Simon Ray at Hamptons Resourcing looks at the benefits of having a clear policy of succession planning, and offers some key tips to ensure your organisation’s strategy is an effective one.
ADASS 'perplexed' at social care plans
Adult social care experts have said they have been left ‘perplexed and concerned’ after last week’s announcement by the Prime Minister.
Care services weathering summer surge
Directors of adult care services have faced a spike in demand over the summer months, according to new figures published today.
Is bending the goalposts on social care enough?
'While the Prime Minister, chancellor and health and social care secretary all repeated the mantra "you can’t fix health without fixing care", it remains to be seen if they have done enough to fix either', says Heather Jameson.
Johnson announces plan for health and social care
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made the first move towards honouring his commitment to reform adult social care with the announcement of a long-expected national insurance (NI) rise.
‘No evidence’ integration improves healthcare
New analysis of health and care integration pilots has questioned the benefits they bring about.
Care providers warn of ‘winter meltdown’
A body representing independent care providers has warned the sector faces collapse this winter due to the staffing crisis.
Yorkshire council in shortage warning
North Yorkshire CC has warned it faces dramatic adult social care staff shortages.
Highland alarm at care proposals
The council is to ask for an extension to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its planned National Care Service.
Care services near ‘breaking point’
Councils in Wales have warned soaring demand and staff shortages have begun to impact on care services.
Reflecting on our financial sustainability story
Adele Taylor says that in a year when income, expenditure and support from central Government 'has never been more unpredictable and volatile, we ended up in a better position than we may have imagined'.
Social worker stabbed on welfare visit
The stabbing of a Haringey social worker in the line of duty is a reminder of the dangers they face on a daily basis, the council has said.
Eight post-pandemic digital trends for 2021 and beyond
Tim Pitts outlines eight post-pandemic digital trends. He says that one thing is clear; ‘The COVID-19 legacy will be far reaching across local government’.
PM plans national insurance rise to fund social care
Ministers are believed to be planning a national insurance rise to fund adult social care.
Vaccinated social care staff no longer required to self-isolate
Health leaders have been left divided by the Government’s announcement that fully vaccinated social care staff and NHS workers who have been told to self-isolate will be allowed to continue working.
MPs call for urgent finance reforms
Councils should be given more flexibility to raise their own taxes and social care funding urgently needs to be reformed, MPs have said.
Council criticised for increasing care admin costs 200%
The London Borough of Bexley has agreed to revise its social care charging policy after the administration costs for one resident’s care increased 200%.
Reserves used to meet ‘avalanche of need’
A third of councils have resorted to using reserves to meet adult social care overspends, an extensive survey has found.
Lib Dem leader calls for urgency on social care reform
Speaking at the Local Government Association’s virtual conference, party leader Sir Ed Davey said he still had hopes for cross-party talks on the issue.
Health and care improvement starts locally
Local health and care organisations must seize the initiative to improve people’s lives rather than waiting for the next overhaul by national government.