Doing Care Differently requires thinking about care differently.

With the Government announcement that a Green Paper will be published on older people’s care and support by summer 2018, progress on social care reform is now a timetabled commitment. For those of us in the care sector, we now begin setting out our stalls in earnest. What do we want from the Green Paper? What should it include and exclude? What must it deliver for us to see it as a success?

Our Doing Care Differently report provides a comprehensive summary of what needs to be considered to deliver a social care solution that is fit for now and the future. Bringing together the ideas and suggestions of over 30 individuals and organisations from across the care sector (contributors to our summer blog series of the same name), our report examines six areas that neatly encapsulate the social care reform agenda:

  • Demand
  • Funding and responsibility
  • Quality
  • Integrated care
  • Technology
  • Sustainability and value for money.

Together with our own thought leadership in these six areas, our report weaves in ideas, suggestions and questions raised by our blog contributors.

Independent Age extends a special thank you to all our blog contributors for sharing with our readers their bold ideas and new suggestions on this crucial topic.

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