Call to protect social care budgets from cuts 'well received'

Sarah Calkin

Calls to protect adult social care budgets from further cuts were “well received” by NHS England’s board at a meeting last week, LGC has been told.

Local Government Chronicle

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Care Act in 2016 with be a challenge

Richard Plantin
Opinion
MJ

 

IT systems `not ready for capped care cost reforms'

Dan Peters
MJ

April 10

 

The Guardian Professional Network - Incoming ADASS president sets out his key priorities for the year to Guardian readers

Ruth Walker
April 15


A Fire in the Belly

Profile of Ray James on the ADASS website where he uses a `vivid metaphor' to help approach the conundrum facing social care leaders in the run up to this year’s spending review. Will social care `fall over’? Can it be sustained on the current financial base...?


ADASS Spring Seminar - Four things you need to know - The Guardian Network

Ruth Walker
April 16

The media were allowed in for the first time, but the timing of the seminar in the pre-election “purdah” period meant there were strict limitations on reporting and tweeting from certain speeches. While this put a dampener on some of the conversations taking place, allowing the media to be present at all seems to be a sign that ADASS is keen to have more of a voice and an impact than it has in the past.

 

Politicians rush to make NHS promises but forget social care at their peril

The Guardian

April 14

David Brindle

He writes: "If not before time, social care has been making its case well in the past year or two. ADASS’s own pre-election gambit, setting out the sector’s stall and warning that it faces “make or break” choices in the next parliament, was an effective intervention of a kind that the association has in the past been reluctant to make lest it be seen to be political."


Community Care

w/b April 13

Andy McNicholl

Councils, social care leaders and politicians must step up efforts to address problems with social care staff pay and training that are impacting care, according to the new ADASS president.

 

Municipal Journal
April 14

Daniel Peters Directors face a fight for cash in their own councils

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Government 'intends' to legislate on DoLS
Municipal Journal
April 16

The government has a ‘serious intention to legislate’ on Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DoLS), a senior lawyer responsible for helping to suggest reforms has said. 

Nicholas Paines QC of the Law Commission leads a team tasked with devising new DoLS legislation following criticisms. 

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Care chief calls for cash to be protected
Municipal Journal
April 16

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Dan Peters

Social care funding must be protected and aligned with the NHS, the incoming president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said today. 

Ray James called for central government to fill the £4.3bn gap in social care funding by 2020. He also said personal budgets were ‘central to the agenda’ and urged the further development of local health and wellbeing boards. 

 

April 16

Care chiefs looking to charge for services

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Dan Peters

Directors of adults' social services are increasingly look at charging for services for carers, a seminar has heard. 

Speaking at the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services’ (ADASS) spring seminar, one frank council chief told colleagues his authority had been forced to consider charging for everything ‘cashable’.

 

April 17

ADASS president warns integration will not solve financial woes

By Sarah Calkin

Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.

Local Government Chronicle

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April 20

Warning over care market failure risk

20 April, 2015 | By Sarah Calkin

The home care market is “fragile” and local authorities need to think twice about pulling services when an organisation is identified as at risk of failure, sector experts have warned.

Local Government Chronicle

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