At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
Posts Tagged: Social Care
Previously the parks were neglected and the roads full of potholes. The Conservatives have started to turn the borough around.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
WATCH: Hunt backs 10-year NHS budgets – “It takes seven years to train a doctor, you need…to plan for that”
The Health and Social Care Secretary tells Peston that better, longer-term planning would help to raise care standards.
Hunt on social care: “I want to be honest about how well we are meeting that litmus test. In truth, not well enough.”
The Health and Social Care Secretary presents his seven principles for reforming the struggling system, conceding “we need to do better.”
Wanted: a grand bargain with voters, whereby some rises at the top end are traded off for others nearer the bottom.
Unless we change how we think, speak and apply lower taxes, the Labour cry of ‘tax cuts for the rich’ will remain a powerful slogan.
Other public services could learn that less money to spend means rethinking what you do.
Rural areas have higher costs for services such as social care – yet we have been coping with bigger spending cuts than our urban counterparts.
Michelle Lowe: There is a quiet revolution of “social prescribing” taking place – with Conservative councils taking the lead
There are non-medical solutions to such conditions as loneliness, mental illness, dementia, and asthma.
Well, at least more people than previously now know he is Minister for Children and Families. What should be in his in-tray?
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Stephen Booth: The immigration policy that voters want post-Brexit puts control first – and a reduction very much second
Overall, our new report suggests that public attitudes towards immigration – and indeed leaving the EU – are not fuelled by racism or intolerance.