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Carers UK recently published a new report which looks at "what good looks like", as well as areas for improvement, regarding carers' assessments, with a particular focus on the experiences of carers from communities who face additional barriers and other health inequalities. The report's aim is to stimulate conversation around Read more
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Why good leadership is crucial to creating the right culture in a care setting In this month’s podcast episode, Co-host Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, explains the difference between leadership and management and highlights why it’s essential that every member of the workforce has a clear Read more
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Workforce supply and demand is a key issue for the adult social care sector and in recent years workforce supply has experienced significant fluctuations due to policy changes and external factors. The information in this short report, provides the latest figures and also context surrounding this topic. Read more

What are the key issues faced by the adult social care sector and the people who draw on its services, and how can technology help tackle them? This was the broad topic for a roundtable convened recently by The King’s Fund, sponsored by Amazon Web Services. Read more
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There has been a decades-long movement to increase what gets called lived experience, service user, or patient involvement in the design and delivery of mental health services, programmes, projects, and research. There are now many groups and activists working in a range of ways and contexts to bring much-needed lived Read more
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The first part of the Care Act 2014 drew heavily on the Law Commission’s review of adult social care. The review began in 2007 and its initial terms of reference did not even refer to carers or the notion of wellbeing but both came to feature heavily in the Act, Read more
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Unpaid carers provide significant levels of support to family or friends – equivalent to 4 million paid care workers. Carers often need support with their own health and wellbeing, but they are not always able to access this. Read more
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Covid-19 brought home some stark truisms about just how little central, and to a worrying extent, local government, understood about the social care that they were statutorily responsible for. There appeared a level of carelessness about a cohort of people who either received care and support or worked within the Read more
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Opening words by Lucy Series Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University Most people take for granted that they will make key decisions about their lives – from what they wear and eat, to their relationships with, where they live, and the millions of everyday decisions that Read more
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Caring is foundational to our society and our economy. Virtually everyone will give and receive care of some form over their lifetime, and everyone benefits from living in a world which is made more compassionate and more prosperous by the work of carers. Yet the immense value of care is Read more
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To mark one year of progress since the launch of the BHF’s first equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy, we have published a new interim report: Igniting Change, One Year On. Read more
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Associate, Jon Ralphs works as a supporter on our Time to Talk Next Steps (TtTNS) programme. Young people are involved in all aspects of project delivery. In this blog Jon talks about their work as a group to develop the Training Squad, an exciting new project to deliver training for Read more