The Elephant in The Room
‘There’s an elephant in the room. It’s large, squatting and hard to get around.
There’s an elephant in the room. We all know it’s there; we talk about everything else – except the elephant in the room.’
Resolving todays challenges with yesterday’s solutions
Personalisation has been around since the ‘70’s and Direct Payments, a key marker of personalised services since the mid 90’s.
The Power of ‘Co’
‘Co’ meaning with, together, joint, mutual and common, ‘Production’ meaning a coordinated activity that changes resources into finished products and services. So, what does co-production mean to you? Is it dependent on the role you have and whether it’s part of your personal life or part of your job?
What does the summer solstice, volunteering, carers and loneliness awareness events have in common? “They all occur in June”. You’re right, but what else? “Connecting is a core thread throughout them all”. Absolutely, and this year it’s the theme for Carers week too.
A Perfect Storm
In the last seven days, the Institute for Fiscal Studies published ‘English council funding: what happened and what’s next?’. Furthermore, Panorama’s ’The crisis in care Who pays?’ programmes were on TV. For those of us involved in health and social care, the information presented is familiar and the stories shown are part of our daily work and/or personal lives.
Embracing the Impossible. Creating the Unique.
Unique, defined as ‘being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else’ was linked to two events in April, the publication of ‘Social Care 360’ and images of a black hole in space. It’s also rightly associated with Younifi.
Blog: The Digital & Human Touch — A compatible concept or an unachievable vision?
The Younifi objective is to ‘make social care simple’ for all - through digitalisation, yes; through transformation of processes, yes; through connected and collaborative services, yes; through human relationships, absolutely.