So, what is The Plan…?

Residential Forum member, Nadra Ahmed, blog in Care Talk, November 2021

……. The view that social care addresses social needs only is outdated and must be challenged. So, before we can progress to contemplating how it is fixed, we have to understand how and why it ‘broke’!

The role of social care historically, has been to support people when they can no longer safely live alone at home or with those who cared for them…….

The reality is that over the past decade, due to the pressures on the NHS, social care has evolved into a healthcare service by default but with none of the recognition or the funding required to support the vulnerable people who are cared for through it. Notably, through the pandemic care homes found themselves delivering care in a way that was completely outside their remit or comfort zone, but they did it……

Just an extract….read the blog opinion in full at….

Care Talk source:

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The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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