Find out who’s leading the discussions

We’ve asked key leaders from the care and support community to help lead discussions on the six broad themes of:

  1. Quality – Imelda Redmond of Carers UK
  2. Personalisation of care – Jeremy Hughes from Alzheimer’s Society
  3. Integration – Geoff Alltimes from Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Dr Robert Varnham
  4. Prevention and early intervention – Alex Fox of NAAPS
  5. Shaping local care services – Peter Hay from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  6. The role of financial services – Nick Kirwan from the Association of British Insurers (ABI)

Read their biographies to find out more

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3 Responses to Find out who’s leading the discussions

  1. della richardson says:

    The changes that are being made to social care at the moment are appalling more so in the care of the elderly. I speak as a health worker looking after the elderly. The elderly always come last in the queue when budgets are revisited I would suggest that charity begins at home and that the government should be looking after its own and then asylum seekers not the other way round. At the present time I think you should drop the ‘CARE’ because you clearly do not care.

  2. Ken Maddison says:

    The changes to care don’t only affect the elderly, many younger people need care too..I have been carer for my wife for over 40 years, she can do nothing for herself and the standard of care available is so poor that I will be caring till I go to the grave.
    As for the discussion points
    1==At the moment there is no good quallity social care
    2==There are too many restrictions on the personalisation of care.
    3==integration will never be complete because too many council departments are little kingdoms to be protected at all cost+ that councils expect to get quallity care from private companies at less cost than they can provide is just ridiculous
    4== Prevention suffers because the NHS is so top heavy with management that medical matters are secondary.
    5==Care services need to be quallity controlled -not cost controlled as they are now.
    6== Only monkeys will work for peanuts

  3. Jane Davies says:

    Have to agree with Ken Maddison’s comments. As a district nurse we are constantly trying to marry a person’s care requirements across health and social care with what is available – and try and to push the boundaries within our own professions and social care to try and change the status quo as well as trying to provide a resource and practical care for the patients and families we see. There seems to be some reasonable provision for terminal patients but if people have long term, chronic conditions requiring support, this becomes a minefield for people to navigate across the health, social care and benefit systems which often only even starts to become resolved when a crisis occurs. I have to say there are some excellent health and social care professionals where I live but they are not all so patient centred with problem solving, ‘thinking outside the box’ attitudes.

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