COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, many of which existed long before the pandemic.
We believe the future reform of social care and support should be guided, and underpinned, by seven key principles. Taken together, these principles and their accompanying asks of Government chart a way forward for ensuring the very best local care and support in the future, so that people can live their very best life.
We face many challenges as a result of Covid-19, but we are also presented with a huge opportunity to rethink, redesign and reorientate care. Rather than simply reinforcing and protecting what we have, we have an opportunity to do something fundamentally different.
We have the chance to reimagine the care that we all want for ourselves and our families. Care and support that meets our needs and wants. To design care that is fit for the future we want.
Beyond Coronavirus – valuable long term lessons – Blog by Jo Barnicoat, OXFSN