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Ideas for Change
Where are we up to?

Hear straight from the people in the room. Scroll down for the latest diary updates, soundbites and quotes.

‘I’m in awe of the people who have taken part’

Date: 16 September, 2022

Last week was the culmination of all the work that we’ve been doing on social care workforce. For the Ideas for Change phase, this was the moment where… read more


‘All of this is so do-able. So why can’t we just do it?’

Date: 12 September, 2022

Zoe, a member of the Social Care Change group, shares her final reflections… watch now

‘Without enough admin staff it’s impossible. The whole system breaks down’

Date: 25 July, 2022

We recently brought together participants from The Patient’s Association to look in-depth at eight examples of communications good practice… read more

‘The Panel talked about the necessity of being able to talk to a person when you need to’

Date: 15 July, 2022

The People’s Panel took the case studies shared in their previous session as the jumping off point for this meeting. They were tasked with looking at the better… read more

‘I don’t want the next generation to be where I am – and thousands of others are – now’

Date: 8 July, 2022

Matt, a member of the Social Care Change group, shares his reflections on taking part… watch now

‘I could see the dots joining together today. Things really felt like they were coming to life’

Date: 8 July, 2022

Zoe, a member of the Social Care Change group, shares her reflections ahead of the summer break… watch now

‘People are not getting paid enough. They’re not getting trained well enough’

Date: 8 July, 2022

Zoe, a member of the Social Care change group, shares her latest reflections… watch now

‘We have a Department for Health and Social Care. But it feels like it’s actually just the Department for Health’

Date: 8 July, 2022

The most recent meetings were crunch time, bringing together all the ideas that the Social Care Change Group wanted to see happen. There were some… read more

‘This is the first time I feel that we’re going to get heard’

Date: 27 June, 2022

I’ve sat on so many panels and talking shops. It’s always fallen at the last hurdle or has fizzled out. But this is the first time I feel that we’re going to get heard… read more

‘I was struck by how much thought the Panel members put into their feedback’

Date: 24 June, 2022

When The People’s Panel prioritised ‘poor communication between NHS services, departments and patients’, it really struck a chord. Whenever I talk to… read more

‘By the end we had about 120 ideas. There was so much coming out, it was just incredible’

Date: 17 June, 2022

The Change group has been set this massive challenge: how to fix social care staffing. Until now, the sessions have been setting the scene. These two meet-ups were…. read more

‘We’re trying to put the people that took part in the Panel at the heart of this whole process’

Date: 17 June, 2022

We’ve taken the People’s Panel on a quite intense journey since autumn last year. Usually with things like citizen assemblies, people meet once and that’s it… read more

‘We need to talk about the social care system and the health system as separate. Because the health system gets everything’

Date: 14 June, 2022

Zoe, a member of the Social Care Change group, shares her reflections after the third set of sessions… watch now

‘Change has got to come from everywhere. The whole sector’s got to be involved’

Date: 10 June, 2022

Zoe, a member of the Social Care Change group, shares her reflections after the second set of sessions… watch now

What do the Change group hope to achieve?

Date: 6 June 2022

After their first couple of sessions, we caught with a few of the Social Care Change group. What do they hope to achieve by taking part?… read more


‘The group listened and supported each other. There was a safe, trusting atmosphere’

Date: 26 May 2022

The first change group meeting brought together a whole range of people from across social care. With very different roles or experiences of how things tick. Nobody knew each other… read more

‘At the end of the day, better care starts with treating staff better’

Date: 22 May 2022

Before holding the first Change group, it felt important to hear from people with different perspectives on social care. And feed these into the Change group’s thinking… read more

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