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Haphazard Care Development

Sarah McClinton, who has taken up the presidency of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), reflected on almost a decade of spending cuts and the pandemic’s impact on social care during her inaugural speech.

“Our care and support has been developing haphazardly,” McClinton said, “We need to stop being driven by events and be assertive about the kind of care and support we want to see. We need a plan for the future – and all of us involved in social care, those who commission it, who provide it and who regulate it can help shape that future.”

McClinton is director of health and adult services and deputy chief executive for the Royal Borough of Greenwich also paid tribute to the care workers – almost 1,000 in England – who lost their lives to Covid 19.

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