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9 March, 2017Dan Slee
Once, the focus of a council comms team was managing the message and influencing newspapers.
8 March, 2017Emily Andrews
The chancellor is provided an emergency cash boost for adult social care in the budget.
6 March, 2017Tony Hunter
Some years ago I fronted a public consultation meeting on reconfiguring older people’s services in a locality. In my naivety I failed to completely appreciate the anxiety that would be caused by the closure of a pretty outmoded, but still popular, residential home.
4 March, 2017Jo Stephenson
The government must immediately bring forward £1.5bn from the better care fund to plug the hole in social care funding, according to a cross-party committee of MPs.
3 March, 2017Jo Stephenson
The social care funding gap could be worse than feared with a shortfall of more than £2bn in 2017-18 alone, a new analysis of local plans for health and care suggests.
1 March, 2017Dave West
Sustainability and transformation plan areas are being asked for a “credible implementation plan” to turn proposals into action and reconcile them with contracts and financial targets.
28 February, 2017
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27 February, 2017Michael White
The public are suspicious of sustainability and transformation plans but some positive news shines through anyway, writes Michael White
27 February, 2017James Illman
The high profile “bickering” between Theresa May and Simon Stevens over NHS funding is an “insult to tax payers” and undermines public confidence in the service, the public accounts committee has warned.
23 February, 2017Jon Bunn
The government’s reported intention to task the Care Quality Commission with monitoring councils’ social care commissioning is a “complete reversal” of previous pledges to devolve responsibilities to local authorities, according to the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers.