For the second year running, Care England has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce an online news-style programme entitled “Caring Communities” exploring the complex role of care and the remarkable initiatives happening in the sector as demand grows exponentially.
Introduced by renowned television journalist and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon, “Caring Communities” examines some of the fundamental issues such as the impact of the Government’s new “national living wage”, the ongoing difficulty in obtaining funding, the need for more workforce support, and best practice to ensure continuing high quality care.
Care England Chief Executive, Professor Martin Green, was interviewed by ITN Productions to talk about how the new “national living wage” will generate more financial strain and inevitably threaten care homes and as a result impact on the NHS. He also shares his vision of urging healthcare leaders to redefine the care model and workforce to deliver care more efficiently.
“Caring Communities” features a series of sponsored editorial profiles from Contact the Elderly, Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Liverpool Council, My Home Life Essex, Natwest, Nightingale Hammerson, PJ Care, Thurrock Council, highlighting the latest initiatives and advancements from across the sector.
In addition to the Caring Communities programme, there is also a studio debate which was conducted earlier this year, tackling some of the toughest issues facing the sector around the Care Act, health and social care integration and workforce support.