Innovation and Relationships

‘A hotel environment is just window dressing if the care is not there’ Hello all! I’m…


A nation that can wait no more…

For anyone reading ahead of the Queen’s speech, there might have been a little flutter…


Workforce – the global challenge

I was privileged to represent NCF and our members at last week’s Global Ageing Network…


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,…


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…


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…


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 –…


To register or not… Is that the question?

To register or not... Is that the question? The Daily Express is today (15 July 2019)…


Domestic Priority number one

Domestic Priority number one... The latest APPG on the block – the Adult Social Care…


Telling it like it is…

Telling it like it is… The ADASS annual budget survey came out last week and managed to…


Rewarding employment…

Vic has written this blog for the Department of Health & Social Care’s Talk Health and Care platform Vic…


Shaping the future for great care

The focus for our annual conference, Shaping the Future of Great Care, was determined…


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…


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…


700 days and counting

I have previously talked often about the delays to the Adult Social Care Green Paper, and the current promise of a…