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Lives – not services

In a tough environment of budget reductions, workforce problems and provider struggles, Rose Trustam reports from three conferences focusing on the positive:  community development, real achievement and evidencing  what works. (NB Full conference reports available to subscribers on the website home page) Commissioners conference (www.ncctc.co.uk) Margaret Willcox (President elect of ADAAS) stressed the need to ‘really put the individual at the centre of working out their needs and controlling their care, with a system of care and support designed with their full involvement and tailored to meet their unique needs.…

‘Transforming health and social care’ – Adults Commissioning conference 2016

Rosemary Trustam attended the annual conference of the national commissioners entitled ‘Transforming health and social care so that we all stand together’. The National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference (NCCTC) – Adult Services – focused on how health and social care could work together to achieve savings and improve outcomes.…

Can we learn from the past?

We are in danger of repeating our mistakes, says Rosemary Trustam. We are now seeing institutions disguised as community housing and private equity companies that call themselves care companies. Do we ever learn? she asks. As each week passes we continue to hear heartrending stories about Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs).…

Don’t miss Community Living’s July issue NOW out

You get a printed copy and a free on-line digital version with full access to back articles….with a regular articles from Belinda Schwehr (LLM) on social care law issues and Charlie Callanan on welfare benefits.. Should these Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) providing neither be called prisons?…

Health and social care integration – how will it work?

At the Adult Services National Commissioning and Contracting Conference Rosemary Trustam was encouraged to hear about efforts to bring the best to bear on issues despite the looming financial crisis. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – INDEED it’s the only thing that ever has” (Margaret Mead)’ .…

Health and social care integration – how will it work?

At the Adult Services National Commissioning and Contracting Conference Rosemary Trustam was encouraged to hear about efforts to bring the best to bear on issues despite the looming financial crisis. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – INDEED it’s the only thing that ever has” (Margaret Mead)’ .…

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