Claire Kennedy explores the selfish case for social care. We need politicians who are brave enough and empathetic enough to force us to understand that help will not be there for us unless we are prepared to think radically differently about how we care for people; and that those people will be ourselves.
Sarah Gregory, Senior Policy Advisor at Macmillan, represents National Voices on the Health for Care coalition, which is calling on the government for a sustainable social care system. In this blog, Sarah talks through the coalition's aims and recommendations.
The NHS England National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns, tells how a growing network of health and care staff are supporting elderly people to stay independent, keep well and get home quickly after a spell in hospital.
Jane Silvester shares why people who use social care services should be given care and support based on what they can already do, what they want to achieve and the help they need to live their lives in the way they want to.
Guidance published by NICE this month looks at people's experiences in adult social care services and how they can be improved. In this blog post, ex-chair Alice Maynard shares why it's so important for the guidance to be shaped by the experiences of people receiving social care.