Knowledge, transparency and innovation being demanded by people in the adult social care system
World Social Work Day
Depending on your interests, today is either all about raising awareness and celebrating World Social Work day, or it’s about raising awareness and celebrating Ravioli day, World story telling day, Proposal day, International day of happiness or Won’t you be my neighbour day, honoring Fred Rogers, - who I’ll come to later.
Who do we trust?
Who do we trust to tell us the truth? Well it’s definitely not government or social media. The largest and longest running annual global study of trust published its 2018 report this week revealing...
What’s in a title?
At last, could health and social care finally be seen as one now that Jeremy Hunt’s has a new job title: ‘Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’.
New YPO framework launched to break new ground in the management of adult social care
Younifi announced as sole provider on Managing Care Solutions framework. 08 January 18 – Younifi, a solution provider that helps councils shape the way adult social care is managed, funded and provided has been awarded ‘sole supplier ’ status on a new national framework.
Value for money in health and social care - myth or reality?
It’s official, from a value for money (VfM) perspective, the Better Care Fund has not delivered what was expected, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or reduced hospital activity, from the £5.3 billion spent through the Fund in 2015 – 2016.
People, policies and the personalisation gap
Talk of personalisation, empowering individuals and person-centered practice started over 20 years ago with the introduction of Direct Payments. But I'm questioning if the fundamental changes have occurred to make these goals a reality?
Loneliness – the silent epidemic
By Tony Pilkington, managing director, Younifi
Sad yet hopeful was how I felt listening to the news item on Radio Four about loneliness amongst the elderly. It was part of the launch of a really useful, distinctive guide –‘If you’re feeling lonely: How to stay connected in older age’, Independent Age.
Younifi reveals adult social care savings potential of £186m/year
New managed service for delivering truly personalised social care could cut millions in spend on essential services