NCF publishes: Survive or Thrive? Securing financial sustainability in social care - the provider prospective
Des Kelly OBE, NCF Executive Director, said:
“We need a clear vision of new models of care and new ways of working that recognise the vital role of social care to support the NHS. This needs to be combined with a willingness for providers to work collaboratively with key partners to ensure adequate resources for social care. Let's ramp up the dialogue with commissioners and others! The Market Position Statements at a local level are an important opportunity for providers to ensure that commissioners understand that sustainability and quality improvement are of equal importance.”
This new paper from the National Care Forum (NCF) launches a programme of activity focussing on the issue of sustainability in social care (and health care) services, a primary topic of discussion with NCF members and other service providers. It builds on work already being undertaken on workforce which will be published shortly and a continuing consideration of the impact of regulatory developments.
Des Kelly continued:
“The NCF supports the view that all providers, including not-for-profit organisations, must continue to play their part in raising quality, increasing efficiency and reducing demand and dependency through preventative measures. Nevertheless, authoritative sources point to the likelihood of a substantial funding gap in both health and care which will impact adversely on both people and providers unless it is urgently addressed. NCF will be working with other members of the Care Provider Alliance to engage ADASS and others to make clear our concerns.”