Vic's summer reading list part two...

Heading off for a summer break? I thought I would share with you some of my top summer reading – just in case you find yourself drifting away from a daily dose of social care! Focus on the future Having spent the last…


Vic's summer reading list part one...

Heading off for a summer break? I thought I would share with you some of my top summer reading – just in case you find yourself drifting away from a daily dose of social care! Digital Diaries The fast paced shift…


Boris’ Barnacles get lift off?

Boris’ Barnacles get lift off? So – the waiting is over. We know now that Boris Johnson is taking the helm as PM – and we find out shortly how his cabinet will look. What will any of this mean for the position of care in the government priorities…


To register or not… Is that the question?

To register or not... Is that the question? The Daily Express is today (15 July 2019) leading with a headline about the untrained social care workforce. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet – the front page splash…


Domestic Priority number one

Domestic Priority number one... The latest APPG on the block – the Adult Social Care APPG – was officially launched on the 3rd July. The APPG is focussing on the future of social care – and as a statement of purpose…


Telling it like it is…

Telling it like it is… The ADASS annual budget survey came out last week and managed to secure a front page headline in the Guardian, which is no mean feat against the political merry go round of the leadership…


Rewarding employment…

Vic has written this blog for the Department of Health & Social Care’s Talk Health and Care platform Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF Those who work in care understand just what a privilege it is to really support people to live the…


Shaping the future for great care

The focus for our annual conference, Shaping the Future of Great Care, was determined many moons ago, but the pertinence of it could not be more on trend. As we enter the last week before the official leadership…


What are we waiting for…….

It was great to have been invited to take part in the ADASS Spring Seminar last week. I joined a plenary panel with CQC and DASS representation to focus on the quality and sustainability of social care. The question thrown to me by new President of…


Politics of Care are on the rise

We know just how political the issue of social care is, and absolutely should be. Therefore it is no surprise that as we move into local election week in large parts of England, and potential European elections, (and who knows what more the summer…