An Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home

Between September and October 2018, thirteen participants, all working within or supporting Care at Home services, were invited to take part in sessions of intense deliberation to co-produce a set of recommendations that attempted to answer this question:

“What would it take to help people to have a good life at home for as long as they choose?”

In this highly participatory process members of the Inquiry shared their experiences, heard from expert commentators with lived experience of Care at Home services, and then produced a set of compelling recommendations; including reasons why they mattered or the benefits that would flow from adopting them within the delivery of Care at Home.

After the six Inquiry sessions, Shared Future hosted a launch event at the Manchester Mechanics Institute on 12th December 2018, at which the group’s recommendations were shared and discussed with invited local stakeholders. Members of the Inquiry, commissioners, care providers and stakeholders of all kinds took part. This report summarises the process, lists the group’s recommendations, and describes what happened at the stakeholder event held in December 2018.


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