The General Election 2019 – what next?
Friday 13th rung eerily true for Jeremy Corbyn, seeing Labour lose 59 seats and handing the Conservatives its largest majority since Margaret Thatcher won a third term in 1987. A happy Christmas for Labour and Mr Corbyn this will not be. Following on from the declaration of results the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson has promised to get Brexit done and repay the faith that voters have shown him.
The London Borough of Enfield is live with ECLIPSE
The London Borough of Enfield is live with ECLIPSE Case Management to support it's adult’s services. With this launch, the London Borough of Enfield has joined a growing customer base that has invested in next-generation software to support service transformation.
Discussing the future of social care at NCAS 2019
The annual National Children and Adults Social Care Conference (NCASc) is a key event in the calendar. It is an opportunity for OLM to meet like-minded colleagues in the run-up to Christmas to discuss the key social care issues of the day. Set in the picturesque backdrop that is Bournemouth, this year’s conference has been well attended despite the upcoming election.
Children's Social Care
Show some love for Social Workers this Valentine’s Day
Social work is a rewarding career, but at the current time of writing, Valentine’s Day, it is also a stressful one. Whether it is caseloads that would break the back of even the hardiest of Donkeys or it is suffering from abuse, regardless of which, something needs to be done.
Is a new ‘radical approach’ to children’s social care the answer? – Part Two
Earlier this month we looked at the ‘Radical Approach’ for social care that was unveiled at the end of last year and discussed at a webinar in January. We analysed the plans and sought to look at them with a dispassionate eye, as with something that describes itself as radical, you want proof. Something that is intensified given our desire to make a difference to the sector and quest to ensure that any new ideas are thought out and will actually make a change.
Is a new ‘radical approach’ to children’s social care the answer? – Part One
Change is needed within social care, with new models constantly emerging in the search for this change. One of these models for children’s social care has received the attention of The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE). They have highlighted one model as ‘A radical new approach to children’s social care’ based on the Buurtzorg model.
How is SEND fairing in a pre-Brexit, post-New Year world?
2020, the year of Brexit, additional funding for the NHS, the continuation of the reign of Boris Johnson and the chance to make a change. How far you cast the net of change will depend on the political goals of the Conservative party. Whilst we hope that the needs of those who need care will be prioritised, we wonder how far this will be extended. With delays leading into the years for those seeking assistance for their children, we look into the government published report on the state of SEND.
Bi-Borough SEND Partnership - a Digital Transformation Case Study
Like all frontline services, Special Education Needs and Disabilities or SEND is coming under increased financial pressure, alongside increased awareness and pupil population. It is something that will result in nearly a billion pounds of the deficit by 2021/22. It is a problem and one that the country’s first Bi-Borough partnership for SEND has sought to solve through the implementation of technology. Vik Verma, One SEND Project Director and Deborah Brooks, One SEND Culture and Change Lead explain more.
Is the 350m in extra SEND funding enough to make a difference?
Local authorities across the country are battling against a consistent stem of cuts and an increase in demand. This is relevant within SEND and all other frontline services. Most headlines will showcase the difficulties that services are running through but few choose to showcase the strides that local authorities have made when it comes to reversing the effects of continual cuts.