Choice Support has committed to Making it Real. Dan Johnson and Sherri Hope, from Choice Support, and Elizabeth Deeves, from Bexley Council, discuss how this approach is supporting changes in social care commissioning.
Two TLAP partners feature in recent WHO guidance on community mental health services. This blog by Karyn Kirkpatrick from KeyRing and Alex Fox, from Shared Lives Plus reflects on what innovation means to them and how we can all learn from each other.
Homeshare arrangements not only support wellbeing, relieve pressure on overstretched health services they support mental health and isolation. Sarah Clarke makes a compelling case for why we need more Homeshare and particularly for older people who were severely impacted by the pandemic in England.
Kate Linsky from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) reflects on the work she has undertaken on behalf of TLAP to trace how the role of ‘community’ in shaping policy, legislation and practice in health and social care has grown in recent years.
It’s time for a ‘Big Conversation’ about social care reform and the subject of dementia is a good place to start. Dame Philippa Russell makes the case for ending the taboo around dementia and having a Social Care Long Term plan to match the NHS’s.