Archive for August, 2012

Blogs & Media

Civil servants advising opposition parties can we afford not to do this

Civil servants advising opposition parties: can we afford not to do this?

A recent story in The Times reported that senior civil servants want closer links with Labour before the next general election, including helping with the party’s manifesto. Although different options are available, one or two-year secondments seem the most likely model.

August 28, 2012 ×

Blogs & Media

Care funding focus on the bigger picture

Care funding: focus on the bigger picture

Last week saw debate on social care reform slip further away from the real issues of concern.

August 20, 2012 ×

Blogs & Media

The real debate on care funding reform is still to come

The real debate on care funding reform is still to come

The government’s recent progress report on care funding reform left the sector bitterly disappointed. Coming more than a year after the Dilnot Commission and at a time when the social care system is stretched to breaking point, huge expectations – and hope – had built up around the report. The government’s announcement […]

August 14, 2012 ×

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