This workshop focussed on the whole system and how cuts and efficiencies in one area can impact other areas of social care (and beyond.) The event began with a whole system overview of public money, how it is created and where ‘austerity- comes from. Our speaker Richard Taylor is a member of Positive Money a movement that argues that our approach to money drives societal issues such as the debt driven economy; unaffordable housing and deepening inequalities.
- Positive Money – Coping with Cuts presentation
- Public money and social care discussion guide
- How money works- 101
We moved from the whole system to the social care system with a useful presentation from John Lincoln from Audit Scotland. John took us through the main findings from the 2016 Audit Scotland report on Social Work in Scotland.
We then closed with a discussion on potential solutions beyond ‘doing more with less’. Drawn from a range of thinkers, writers and practitioners the solutions ranged from minor improvements to radical change- generating lively discussion! Downloadable discussion cards and the discussion guide are available below.