Opinion

Keeping care going in a pandemic

Keeping care going in a pandemic
By Dr Carol Tozer | March 30, 2020

We must use the adult social care sector’s 'magnificent' response to the coronavirus pandemic as categorical evidence as to how our future should be modelled and funded, says Dr Carol Tozer.

 
 

You may have missed

Don’t just leave us to muddle through

Anita Charlesworth examines what the Government’s radical new immigration plans mean for social care – and says it ‘now needs to join up the dots between its policies’ and commit to adequately funding the sector.

Retail with a sting in the tale

The decision to reduce the rateable value of Amazon’s Rugeley Fulfilment Centre has had a major local impact on council finances – and there are wider implications for the sector, says Bob Kean

Predicting the workplace of 2021 (and beyond)

In a lively session at The MJ’s recent Future Forum North event in Manchester Dr Nicola Millard, principal innovation partner at BT, looked ahead at tomorrow’s workplace. Here she outlines the seven ‘Ds’ shaping the future of work

Future Forum North: A partnership to deliver effective urban renewal

The English Cities Fund, a partnership between development and investment, presented a session on its projects at the Future Forum North. Its chairman Sir Michael Lyons describes its approach

Making the case for a bigger cake

Darryl Eyers explains why four local professional associations have come together alongside the LGA to make a collective case to Government for the right long-term resources

Smashing the communication silence

Rebecca Davis examines the need for communication, dialogue and trust within organisations and how pioneering programmes are developing strategies to smash the culture of silence that impedes progress

From the archive

Where next for social investment?

Dan Corry breaks down how charities and other public services can reap the benefits of a change of funding focus

Time to focus on our skills shortage - not immigration

The ‘debate’ about immigration sparked by last week’s record figures is not so much an exchange of views but a cocktail of prejudices, erroneous facts and targets plucked out the air, writes Michael Burton.

Change the settlement or face financial failure

Minor tweaks to the local government finance settlement won't be enough to stop swathes of councils succumbing to fiscal collapse, warns Heather Jameson