The future of social care remains precarious

By Amanda Kelly | 10 December 2021

Around the world our National Health Service is seen as an exemplar of how society can invest in the health of its citizens and is something that we all feel belongs to us. The same cannot be said for social care. This is not to detract from the many wonderful people who do an amazing job in the care sector. But, whilst individual interactions are often highly valued, this experience is not consistent. The fragmented nature of care makes it difficult to provide a high-quality experience across the sector, but this is what is urgently needed.

There are key points in history where events have collided to create a tipping point where real and lasting change can be realised. The pandemic has given us that possibility in social care and now is the time to be bold. Sadly, whilst the long awaited Adult Social Care Reform White Paper has some good proposals in it, it is not bold.

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