Using design to closing the health gap and improve later life
In the south west of England, the Transform Ageing programme has been exploring how to improve people’s experience of later life and close the health gap , says Paul Burstow.
A plan for social care is finally coming. What should be in it?
Having a clear view about the outcomes sought is key to drawing up a new plan for social care - and it should be developed with the sector and with people with lived experience, say Paul Burstow and Ewan King.
Seeing glimpses of the future through the smoke
No matter how good the social care Green Paper proves to be, it won't solve all the sector's challenges - and solutions must be rooted in local communities, says chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Paul Burstow.
Workforce shortages put more strain on the system
After auditors warned of a looming crisis in the recruitment and retention of care workers, Paul Burstow outlines why supporting unpaid carers in employment is increasingly vital.