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.
Why we must value our care workers
Individuals in the social care workforce deserve to be paid, trained and valued in a way consistent with what society expects of them, argues Ray James
An ailing sector?
Amid the fallout from the Spending Review, Ray James leads the rallying call for the social care sector to unite and force the Government to reassess its priorities
Trajectory towards a better quality of life
Following the Winterbourne View scandal, a transformation programme is being put in place to ensure vulnerable people get to live the lives they deserve, as Ray James explains
Time to pay your way
Commissioners need funds to pay long-suffering care workers properly, says Ray James.
There’s no quick fix
The growing gap in social care funding has led to a crisis of confidence from directors of adult social services, and Ray James feels that the upcoming Spending Review is vital to addressing this.
A new caring, sharing age?
Adult social services need to be at the head of any long-term strategy formed by the Conservatives, Ray James argues.