Time to take control of social care agenda
ANDY JACKSON reports from the National Care Association’s annual conference in Coventry
‘Time to take control of the social care agenda’ was the rallying cry from National Care Association (NCA) chief executive Sheila Scott at the end of of the association’s annual conference in Coventry.
In a rousing speech to members after an upbeat three-day meeting, Mrs Scott outlined the work of the association over the past year, its plans for the future and why the sector should be much more proactive in reversing the negative bad press that constantly blights it.
There was a lot of talk by politicians, she said, about joined up government. She then listed the various government departments currently making changes in the sector.
“I don’t think that they consider together the impact that their actions are having on such a finely balanced sector as social care,” said Mrs Scott.
“It is a shame that the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) – such a force for good – was introduced at the same time as many other