Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare

Gathering and listening to the experiences of home care workers is vitally important in designing a working and sustainable social care system. The homecare sector has the highest annual turnover of staff than any other sector in the UK; understanding the motivations and frustrations of those who work within care is key in addressing the… Read More Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare

In case you missed it – ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis #socialcare #coop #alternativemodels

In case you missed it, last week the Independent published an article on care co-operatives potentially being the solution to the care crisis in the UK. The full article can be found by following the link below: ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis The idea that social care should… Read More In case you missed it – ‘Why co-operatives could be the answer to the UK’s social care crisis #socialcare #coop #alternativemodels

Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru

Published on Ed Mayo’s blog: https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/are-you-treated-with-dignity-new-options-in-health-and-social-care/#like-4137 Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care Are you treated with dignity? OK. Let’s try that again. When you are most vulnerable, most in need of care, are you treated with dignity? It is shocking the numbers of people who are not – one in… Read More Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru

User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare

Published on: https://www.uk.coop/owningourcare User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. As reported in Community Care, With social… Read More User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare

Exploring the future of health and social care in Wales #socialcare #wales

Recently, the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales held a consultation event in Cardiff. Ceri-Anne Fidler, Policy and Development Officer for the Wales Co-operative Centre, gives her perspective on the day’s events. The Parliamentary Review Panel has been exploring the future of health and social care in Wales.  Looking at current challenges faced… Read More Exploring the future of health and social care in Wales #socialcare #wales

Expert classes on #coproduction – @SocialCareWales want your views

Please see message below from Social Care Wales: Good afternoon all  / Prynhawn da pawb We will be running expert classes on co-production later this year, focussing specifically on developing social enterprises, user led services and co-operatives that provide care and support to people.  The classes are aimed at local authorities, health boards, third sector… Read More Expert classes on #coproduction – @SocialCareWales want your views

Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels

A highly successful Dutch model of care at home – known as BUURTZORG – is being explored in West Suffolk through a “Test and Learn Site”, one of only a handful in the England, in partnership with West Suffolk CCG, West Suffolk Councils and Suffolk County Council, with support from the East of England LGA and… Read More Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels