Tag Archives: social care

Happy birthday Home First

Somerset’s Home First social care and health initiative is celebrating its second birthday, having helped more than 5,000 people return home from hospital sooner. Home First reduces hospital stays by offering patients the opportunity to finish their therapy out of the hospital with tailored help from professionals – providing better outcomes and freeing-up vital hospital […]

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Council welcomes Spending Review announcements

The Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed this week’s funding announcements – but said the push for cross-party work on long-term reform of social care funding must continue. In yesterday’s 2020/21 Spending Review announcements, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said councils will have access to an extra £1.5bn for care in 2020/21 as a […]

National bodies back Somerset’s Stand Up For Care petition

Three major local government bodies have given their backing to Somerset County Council’s Stand Up For Care petition. Launched last week, the petition calls for cross-party discussions before Christmas on how to address the national social care funding shortfall. Leaders of all political groups at the County Council have given it their backing and they […]

All parties Stand Up For Care

Leaders of all the political groups at Somerset County Council have given their backing to the authority’s online social care petition. The Stand Up For Care petition launched this week is calling for cross-party discussions before Christmas to end the national social care funding shortfall. Leaders of all the Political Groups have endorsed the petition […]

National plaudits for Somerset’s creative social care

Independent social care experts have praised Somerset County Council’s creative approach to social care.   The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), one of the sector’s leading voices, says the authority’s innovative work offers “glimmers of hope” at a tough time for social care.   This follows the recent BBC Panorama ‘Crisis in Care’ documentaries […]

Somerset Panorama films – available on BBC iPlayer

In case you missed them, the must-watch Panorama social care documentaries filmed with Somerset County Council are available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The two, hour-long films have put the issue of pressures facing social care and the need for a long-term funding solution on the national agenda. Powerful and moving, they are the result of […]

Minister’s tribute to Somerset’s Panorama role

The Minister for Health and Social Care today paid tribute to Somerset County Council for its work with Panorama highlighting the pressures on social care. Secretary of State, Matt Hancock MP, said that Somerset had “done a service to all those who care about social care” by allowing documentary makers to film with its adult […]

Second Panorama film set for broadcast

The second of two Panorama documentary films about the pressures facing social care across the country will be aired on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC1. The films are the result of ten months filming with Somerset County Council’s adult social care teams, shining a light on the incredible work going on in care and the […]

Putting care in the spotlight

Somerset County Council will be helping put the pressures facing care for the elderly and vulnerable at top of the national agenda this month.   The Council’s Adult Social Care services are the subject of two, hour-long films by the BBC’s Panorama team, scheduled to be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm Wednesday 29 May and […]

Somerset showcased for doing social care differently

Somerset’s trail-blazing work to help people stay independent has been held up as national example of good practice in a report published today (27 March). The ‘Reimagining Social Care’ report, produced by the influential Think Local Act Personal partnership, showcases the Community Connect approach – developed jointly by the County Council’s Adult Social Care service […]