Care Management Matters

September 2015

Have we got commissioning right?

Ray James

Ray focuses on better co-commissioning in the context of financial restraint and moves towards integration. He also comments on the delay to Phase 2 of the Care Act, the implications of the National Minimum Wage and much else besides in this key article for Care Management Matters.

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Community Care

August 2015

Care Act 2014: Councils struggling with 'market sustainability' duty 

Ray James

Diminishing resources and concerns about the stability of the sector are leaving councils grappling with commissioning reforms.

"The concerns are about how on earth do we ensure a sustainable market in the context of the level of funding reductions councils have had in the last few years,"


ADASS Press Material 

Municipal Journal 

19 August 2015

Care Act Stocktake

Support for councils to implement the Care Act will be reviewed after a sharp increase in those saying they may need help.

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Local Government Chronicle 

21 August 2015

Increase in Care Act support needs to reflect 'financial reality'

Ray James 

The number of councils requiring support to implement the Care Act has increased, according to the latest progress report.

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