Good Care Week – what does ‘good care’ mean to you?

We don’t need an excuse to celebrate good care in Leeds, but we are joining in the national campaign and hope you will too!

Good Care Week is a UK-wide, annual awareness campaign celebrating and promoting excellence in social care, and in Leeds, we didn’t want to be left out!

Social care has traditionally been a sector where the people that provide care and support, are happy to quietly get on with the job in hand without drawing attention to what they do.  Sadly, this too often means that social care is only in the spotlight when things go wrong.  While it is right that failures are reported, it should also be in the context of sharing the outstanding, the good and great things that happen in the vast majority of cases.

In Leeds, good care happens every day, of every week, of every month. If you want to share your story, please email ‘blog’ to and we’ll help with the rest.

This week, we’ll post a few examples of the partnerships we have in care and celebrate the difference it can make for the residents of Leeds. To start us off, Mick Ward, Head of Commissioning in Adult Social Care, talks ‘money matters’ and tells us what ‘commissioning’ care is and his role in this. So it’s over to you Mick….

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Health, social and age-related care services working together to make Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing
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