Posts Tagged ‘gov20’

This week the National Care Forum annual review took place, where the focus was on the challenges of providing adult care in precarious times, looking ahead to the future of care. The report launched at the event highlights how the gap is widening between what individuals and the state can afford and what is needed as […]

We’ve spent the last few months chatting to older adults about the support they value and how we could use the web to connect people who want to do more in the community together. Besides talking to potential service users and providers, we’ve been attending events, looking out for campaigns and working out how Have […]

In the age of the Big Society, more than ever before, it’s vital that we begin to think increasingly about unlocking the potential of service users themselves (you know, the likes of you and me) to reimagine local services and help them cope with the increasing strain on their budgets. Luckily, as we reported from […]

“There is an estimated 50,000 informal carers in the United Kingdom as of last year (a study in the British Medical Journal). These informal carers are usually family members or close friends of the person being cared for. According to Cass Business School, a community based approach to caring for people can save up to […]