The council is making great strides with our health and voluntary sector partners. But the barriers to innovation imposed centrally must be lifted.
Posts Tagged: Social Care
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
It’s time for a big investment to secure the long-term future of medical and social care free at the point of delivery.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
We have not adjusted to what an ageing society means or requires. Green’s speech on social care – full text
“Using their own money would enable older people to take greater control over their care options.”
Handouts to 25-year-olds won’t solve the housing crisis, still less the wider issue of generational unfairness
The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
All teenagers should be taught at school about the structure of the British constitution – this would help improve the engagement and basis of knowledge for local government elections.
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.
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.