carer and elderly person

Competition and Markets Authority highlights a sector on the brink of collapse

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

Regular readers will know that I’ve written a number of posts on the parlous state of the care home sector. Sadly, further independent evidence as to the fragility of the.. read more

Time to introduce Liberty Protection Safeguards

Posted on 6 October, 2017 · Posted in Social care policy

The protection of citizens’ freedoms and rights is an important principle, indeed fundamental to western democracies. And such protections and guarantees apply no less to those living with conditions which.. read more

Houses of Parliament

Social care policy is too important for partisan politics

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

It is surely no surprise that 86% of English MPs believe cross-party consensus is necessary for a lasting settlement on health and social care. And only 1 in 10 MPs.. read more

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