Conflict isn¹t the model in Lancashire

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Paul Simic, chief executive, Lancashire Care Association| The Lancashire Care Association (LCA) has been active as a regional body for more than 10 years. Originally an amalgam of other local associations, the picture is now more of a mix of local associations and direct members. Although mainly dealing with care of elderly people, mainly with care homes operated by private sector providers, these elements in LCA’s profile are changing in line with changes in the sector. The phrase ‘care spectrum’, is back in vogue again and we work across the range of quality care. Part of our strategy is building the right partnerships – sorry, I know this word is already, and yet again, worn out with use, but there is a truth behind the label. Conflict isn’t the model, There is not enough organised muscle in the sector and government is as aware of this as it is of its own continuing near impregnable position politically. Consensus based on some common view would be a model but there is no natural consensus on the inde

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