Welcome to the Greater Manchester Independent Care Sector Network (GMICSN)
Has there ever been a more challenging time for providers of adult social care?
I think the majority of us would say no. Whether it be the on-going devastating effects of the pandemic on our wellbeing and morale, the daily workforce and staffing challenges, the spiralling costs or the never-ending creep of urgent demand, complexity and acuity. We more than ever need to find solutions to all these issues in partnership with our local health and social care systems, commissioners and practitioners.
That is what we are here to do. We lobby on matters where we believe change is needed and we also engage constructively and positively with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and are involved in many of the adult social care transformation workstreams.
We encourage providers from all types of care settings to join us on this journey. We are not a full constituted care association and there are no subscriptions or membership fees to pay – we are a coalition of the willing and share a view that the best solutions are found In partnership working.
Over the coming months we are going to see the creation of the new Integrated Care System in GM and this offers us all manner of challenges and opportunities.
We also have the looming social care reform agenda to navigate and shape. On top of this, we also have the day job, so if you would like to talk to other likeminded providers and get involved, please get in touch.
Best wishes Jake Rollin