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Nov 28, 2018

Kirklees Council were prompted to develop an online self-assessment process for financial support requests when increasing demand following the Care Act left their existing 100-days-to-process service unable to cope.

80% of requests are now completed online (including by the very elderly), 18% by phone - using the same...


Nov 15, 2018

Former Care Minister Paul Burstow and Joel Charles of Future Care Capital set out their hopes for the much anticipated social care green paper but the discussion suggests that these may be running ahead of expectations….

The Green Paper will present an opportunity for what has become, through long delay, a desperately...


Nov 15, 2018

The fragility of care home provision in some localities is a consequence of property values, workforce costs and downward pressure on fees for council-funded residents. Analysis of the data about available beds, people flows, costs and fees provides the evidence base for future planning.

According to Dan and Chris, the...


Nov 15, 2018

‘Extra Care’ housing developments provide mixed tenure accommodation and options for residents to receive levels of social care from nothing at all to something almost equivalent to residential care.

Research - discussed in this conversation - shows that people who live in extra care accommodation consume many fewer...


Nov 15, 2018

The days when an SME would have to sacrifice up to 65 (non-earning) hours to pitch for a government contract are, if not over, then at least coming to an end, insists Emilia Cedeno, who is running the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework for government procurement agency the Crown Commercial Service.

In this...