Quick straw poll: Has the delivery of frontline adult social care services remained high on the agenda for your organisation, despite the economic crisis?
A large majority (84%) of social care workers and managers at the Transforming the Adult Social Care Workforce: Putting People First conference in London on Tuesday said yes.
To kick the conference off, Neil Paterson, head of adult social care workforce development at the Department of Health, explained the implications of the Government’s Putting People First strategy.
Then shadow health minister Stephen O’Brien set out his vision of adult social care under a Conservative government, including a home protection scheme for elderly people.
At the break, delegates received voting devices and were asked 11 questions about the future of adult social care in England.
Of the 60 respondents, 41% said they believe adult social care would “get worse” under a Conservative Government, 31% said it would stay the same and 16% said it would improve.
Meanwhile 72% agreed or strongly agreed that the Putting People First strategy will positively transform social care.