loader from loading.io

Unpaid carers: sorely undervalued in spite of being worth ‘a second NHS’

Talking Documentaries

Release Date: 11/14/2018

‘Really tangible benefits’ of digital support for unpaid care are here, now show art ‘Really tangible benefits’ of digital support for unpaid care are here, now

Talking Documentaries

Madeleine Starr, Director of Business and Innovation at Carers UK explains how digital can help the UK’s 8.8 million unpaid carers - including the 5 million who juggle care with work

info_outline
MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement show art MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement

Talking Documentaries

A wide range of professionals from the world of planning and development convened at December’s MapLondon event to explore how cities might be made better through more data sharing and wider use of digital maps.

info_outline
Recovery from election fraud: the Tower Hamlets story show art Recovery from election fraud: the Tower Hamlets story

Talking Documentaries

Asmat Hussain, Corporate Director of Governance tells Rachael Tiffen of CIFAS what happened next after the High Court’s overturn of its 2014 mayoral election

info_outline
Could a digital approach solve care managers' and providers’ problems with medicines support? show art Could a digital approach solve care managers' and providers’ problems with medicines support?

Talking Documentaries

Damian Nolan (Halton BC) and Jane Hancer (CC2i) explain the problems of administering meds and describe a new collaboration by councils to find a digital solution.

info_outline
Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards show art Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards

Talking Documentaries

Jane Hancer (CC2i) and Damian Nolan (Halton BC) describe how a five-council collaboration supported by the LGA and match-funded NHS Digital will deliver via the Social Care Innovation Accelerator

info_outline
WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning show art WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning

Talking Documentaries

The Bridge - Shropshire Council’s immersive approach to presenting local data - is set to transform council and NHS commissioning

info_outline
‘It's never gone this well!’ – council service teams on building their own IT show art ‘It's never gone this well!’ – council service teams on building their own IT

Talking Documentaries

Kate Hurr, Digital Manager at Cumbria County Council, describes colleagues’ enthusiasm for creating digital services in-house.

info_outline
Transformation done right is ‘with’ and not ‘to’ says LB Havering team show art Transformation done right is ‘with’ and not ‘to’ says LB Havering team

Talking Documentaries

Chief Operating Officer Jane West and transformation lead Susie Faulkner describe a process designed to bring staff and residents along with change.

info_outline
Counter Measures No4 - how a trusted member of staff committed a £2.1m fraud and what LB Barnet did next show art Counter Measures No4 - how a trusted member of staff committed a £2.1m fraud and what LB Barnet did next

Talking Documentaries

Clair Green, Director of Assurance at London Borough of Barnet tells Rachael Tiffen, Director Local Government at CIFAS, about an unprecedented fraud

info_outline
Planning across place is key to tackling challenges of ageing populations show art Planning across place is key to tackling challenges of ageing populations

Talking Documentaries

Andy Begley, Director of Adults, Public Health & Housing at Shropshire and Mark Barrow, Director of Place, explain the Council's ‘whole system’ response to an ageing population.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

There are 6.5 million of them, looking after friends, family or neighbours who through illness, disability or old age need care that is not being provided by the NHS or formal care services.

The value of this contribution is £132bn to the UK economy and can be equated to having a ‘second NHS’. But that contribution, and indeed social care generally, is not sufficiently valued by those in power, to support it with proper funding.

The situation has arisen partly because of the UK’s artificial divide between health and social care, with the ‘heroes’ of the NHS always coming first in the queue for money. But it is not just about money: our siloed system also prevents the sort of integration in care provision that we can find in places like the Netherlands and Estonia.

This discussion, including audience contributions, refers to a number of positive developments including a programme on the sustainability of care being led by the University of Sheffield, the potential of technology, and the idea for a Royal College for care workers.