the perfect storm

The perfect storm is imminent

Posted on 18 August, 2017 · Posted in Social care policy

Two important pieces of research into the care sector were released this week. Sadly, whether either will have any impact on policy is doubtful, given the inability of successive recent.. read more


Social isolation and loneliness

Posted on 13 June, 2017 · Posted in Social care policy

Why is it important to understand the nuanced difference between social isolation and loneliness? The answer, in my view, is because tackling the former, in our spheres of influence, won’t.. read more

Select Committee sounds the alarm bells

Posted on 5 April, 2017 · Posted in Social care policy

Social Care Challenges The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has recently published a sobering and pertinent document (House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee Executive Summary: Adult Social.. read more

English pounds

A Thursday to think about

Posted on 9 March, 2017 · Posted in Social care policy

The 8th March 2017 was a big day; being International Women’s Day and the last UK government Spring Budget. Theresa May and Philip Hammond tried to weave the two together.. read more

The Royal Courts of Justice

Licence vs tenancy – check your Letter of Appointment

Posted on 13 February, 2017 · Posted in Housing policy

A landmark case has recently been decided by the Court of Appeal in relation to occupants of almshouses. The case involved a Mrs Watts who was occupying an almshouse property.. read more

Charities Act 2016

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 – fundraising

Posted on 28 November, 2016 · Posted in Sector finance and regulation

This is the third and final post in my short series in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. And I am focussing on the third key aspect of.. read more