A nation that can wait no more…

For anyone reading ahead of the Queen’s speech, there might have been a little flutter of excitement – as the weekend papers talked of big news for social care, promises of legislation and details of how care might be…


Workforce – the global challenge

I was privileged to represent NCF and our members at last week’s Global Ageing Network conference in Toronto, Canada. It was clear at this international event – that what united us – was greater than that which…


A new chapter for public services? Or the latest in a long line of teasers…

As the chancellor took to the dispatch box to pronounce on his first Spending Review, it was tweeted that the chamber emptied. MPs taking the opportunity to show their feelings for a curtailed spending review…


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…