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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.…

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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