New CQC strategy champions regulation driven by people’s experiences of care

Today the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launches an ambitious new strategy based on extensive consultation with the public, providers of health and social care services, charities and partner organisations.   CQC’s purpose of ensuring high-quality, safe care won’t change, but how it works to achieve this will. The new strategy is set out under four themes:   People and communities: regulation that is driven by people’s … Read More

Adult Social Care: Proposed Persona Care and Support Ltd savings

As a result of the reductions in public spending and impacts of the recent pandemic, Bury Council has to decide how it will reduce its spending significantly over the coming years. The council’s overall aim is to keep providing the current level of service provision, but find cheaper and better … Read More

The Big Ask – Get your child’s voice heard and make a difference

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is launching a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives.  It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them. At its heart is ‘The Big Ask’ – the … Read More

Greater Manchester Physical Development Parent Survey

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is looking to hear your views to understand how children’s physical development and physical activity in Greater Manchester can be improved. To inform this work, GMCA are asking you to undertake a short survey. Findings from the survey will feed into conversations with local health, education and … Read More

Do you want to learn English?

Find out more about ESOL in Bury and apply for a class online at www.gmesol.org/esol-in-bury Contact Bury ESOL Advice Service for furtherinformation or to book an assessment:0161 253 6803 ✉ esol@bury.gov.uk To join ESOL courses in Bury, you need to do an assessment with the Bury ESOL Advice Service. A … Read More

Gypsies, Roma, Travellers and Showmen unite to Give COVID the Jab

A powerful new film from Romany journalist and film maker Jake Bowers, backed by the NHS in Surrey, is encouraging Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen to give COVID the jab and get vaccinated. A moving new film created in partnership with a Romani boxing gym and Britain’s top fairground artist … Read More

Bring your voice to NHS specialised services

NHS England and NHS Improvement is recruiting to a range of Patient Public Voice (PPV) partner roles on groups with responsibility for the commissioning of specialised services.   For full details of the roles and how to apply, visit this web page: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/opportunities/specialised-commissioning-patient-and-public-voice-ppv-roles/ These PPV roles offer a chance to have real impact in supporting the commissioning of specialised services across England. These services … Read More