Paul Najsarek

  • We need to pause the cheering on social care

    15 September 2021

    The Government’s social care announcement deserves only two hurrahs, says Paul Najsarek. The knock on effect can only be substantially increased costs for local government, he adds.

  • Chief execs – a vital part of change

    07 July 2021

    The strategic leadership role of council chief executives in wider health and care systems is often under-appreciated, says Paul Najsarek, but if the Government wants to deliver meaningful change then they will have a crucial role to play.

  • Give local councils freedoms on workforce vaccination

    06 January 2021

    Councils need the freedoms and flexibilities to determine which parts of their workforce should be prioritised for vaccination, whether they fit the official ‘key worker’ definition or not, says Paul Najsarek.

  • We are ready to track and trace

    28 April 2020

    The Government is planning a national track and trace scheme as we enter the next phase of the pandemic. But no single body is best placed to do this alone and local government stands ready to help, says Paul Najsarek.

  • Social care needs funding solutions ‘for the short, medium and long-term’

    08 December 2019

    Solace spokesperson for wellbeing Paul Najsarek responds to the findings of the ADASS autumn survey that revealed 90% of respondents had ‘some concerns about, or insufficient capacity to manage’, winter pressures.

  • Working to get our people up and running

    16 May 2018

    Paul Najsarek outlines the ambitions of the West London Alliance work and health programme – a social and economic partnership involving Ealing LBC designed to support the community financially, in work and in health.

  • The journey towards wellbeing

    17 April 2018

    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.