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How the social and health care sectors responded to the A...

Last week’s Autumn Statement was met with mixed reactions from across the social and healthcare sectors. Here we take a look at how some of the media responded to the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Speaking to Caring Times: Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust, said: “Despite today’s extra investment in social care, care services in…

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Huge rise in diabetes among older people

Increased financial pressure for care providers Research published today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed that more than three million older people in the UK are currently living with diabetes, a rise of over 65% since 2005. According to the research, the number of cases among older people is expected to continue along…

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The on-going social care crisis

We keep hearing about how social care is ‘in crisis’. Now, you might wonder whether this is simply just another media exaggeration but, unfortunately, it would seem that the sector really is reaching breaking point. More than £5 billion has been slashed from councils’ adult social care budgets since 2010 and the gap between available…

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Collaborative leadership – the future of healthcare?

There is an increasing suggestion that adult social care leadership should take a more collaborative approach, moving away from traditional power structures, instead sharing control with those who use the services, those delivering care and those trying to shape the future of local care and support. This strategy enables managers to take into account the…

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