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The Adult Social Care Market in England

This important NAO report, with its emphasis on the role of the DHSC, highlights serious issues around the oversight of the social care market. Any lack of national joined-up planning and accountability will inevitably have a negative impact on integration at the levels of system and place.

England & Wales
Members

Health, public health and social care round up: March 2021

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. In March’s edition, Public Health England functions find new homes, responsibilities get real for integrated care systems and there are hints of a ten-year plan for adult…

England & Wales
Members

Global Local Executive Panel – March 2021: Community Wellbeing

On March 18th 2021 LGiU Australia, VLGA and LGPro presented an international panel of local government executives to explore how local governments in Australia and the UK are finding innovative ways to deliver improved community wellbeing outcomes against a backdrop of a pandemic and challenging economic climate.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Oireachtas Review: February 2021

The Government found itself beset by problems relating to Brexit and vaccine roll-out in February which were not of its own making. This briefing provides an overview of Oireachtas affairs during February, including details on the Land Development Agency Bill and new Covid legislation.

Ireland
Members & Followers

County Councils Network: The Future of Social Care

The CCN’s Future of Adult Social Care report is another addition to the discussion on how social care is delivered and how it fits into the wider healthcare system. It highlights the critical need for reform and proposes a system of ‘optimised local delivery’ with local government at its heart.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Personal stories from a Spanish town

This briefing shares the experiences from local institutions in the Spanish town of Benifaió, which has wrestled with uncertainty and pressure over the pandemic. They represent a mixed picture, in which the potential for local innovations and reforms coexist with high levels of fatigue and frustration experienced by local officials.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland