Adult social care
Can community cure the loneliness epidemic?
Graham Duxbury argues that the voluntary sector is central to addressing isolation and loneliness.
The journey towards wellbeing
Five years since the transfer of public health responsibilities to local authorities, Paul Najsarek, SOLACE lead for wellbeing and chief executive of Ealing LBC, reflects on the journey.
Ray James: My priorities as NHS learning disabilities director
Having been seconded from a London borough to the NHS to become the first national learning disability director, Ray James sets out his priorities.
ADASS: Working age adults argument 'has been won'
Government has been convinced to address the entirety of the adult social care system as it prepares to publish a green paper this summer, an independent expert brought in by Whitehall has suggested.
ADASS: DToC focus has consequences
The focus on delayed transfers of care compromises a strategic approach, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) official has warned.
ADASS: Green paper to 'jump-start' care finance debate
This summer's social care green paper will 'jump-start' the debate on making the sector financially sustainable, minister Caroline Dinenage has pledged.
Big data for health and social care planning?
In this, the first article in a series for The MJ, Andy Begley looks at how data might be used in future to better serve the health and care needs of communities.
New principles of care
The prospect of personal health budgets for social care, highlighted by Jeremy Hunt as part of his seven key principles for social care reform, is an exciting one, says Ewan King.
My priorities as ADASS president
Glen Garrod outlines his ambitions as the new president of ADASS.
Seven steps to social care improvement
The social care green paper announcement has reinforced the work that needs to be done to make the system work. Sam Clayden explains.
Pressure for a commission to study funding options for health and care
A cross-party group of 98 MPs is pressing the Government to set up a Parliamentary Commission of Health and Social Care, in order to drive major reform of funding and delivery of public health and care services in the UK.
Time to make big decisions on care
The future options for funding adult social care are going to leave central government with some stark choices, the latest report from the IFS has claimed. Heather Jameson reports.
IFS implores action over growing social care funding chasm
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.
Hunt hints at green paper contents
Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a debate with the public is needed about where funding should come from in future.
One Croydon Alliance is showing results
Croydon's One Alliance has transformed the way agencies work to reduce hospital admissions and improve older people's quality of life. Cllr Louisa Woodley explains.
How info sharing is improving help for Troubled Families
Stephen Curtis explains why information sharing is crucial to public service reform, while Stuart Bolton and Imogen Heywood take us through the key learning from new research in Staffordshire and Oldham.
Fears raised over £2bn emergency care fund 'crisis spending'
Most emergency social care cash has been spent on tackling immediate crises, a new study has found.
Chancellor misses yet another opportunity
Steve Houghton says time is fast running out for local government finance.
PHE 'aware' council using public health cash for social care
Public Health England (PHE) was broadly aware Northamptonshire CC was using its cash to plug holes in adult social care, senior sources have claimed after it emerged the agency was attempting to clawback up to £10m.
Multi-disciplinary teams are at the heart of effective integrated care
Ewan King explains the importance of multi-disciplinary teams to effective integration, arguing that without them, organisations are unlikely to deliver better care outcomes.