15 October 2021
Professor Manthorpe discusses social care policy on BBC
Jill Manthorpe was one of the social care experts taking part in BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room.
Prof Manthorpe, Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King's, was one of the experts taking part in BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room on 14 October.
She joined host David Aaronovitch and Sally Warren, Director of Social Policy at the King's Fund, in a discussion about recent government proposals, relating them to the current context in the social care sector. Prof Manthorpe highlighted the likely need for local authorities to hire new staff in finance, administration and advisory roles, in the light of the proposals. She also stressed the importance of enhancing career structure and progression in social care work itself.
Earlier in the programme, David Aaronovitch heard from the BBC's Alison Holt about the government plans and Peter Beresford, Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia and Co-chair of Shaping Our Lives, about the nature of social care needs.
Prof Manthorpe (who can be heard from c.14 minutes into the programme) took part in an earlier edition of The Briefing Room, in April 2020, focusing on social care and the pandemic.
Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King's College London and Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, which is part of the Policy Institute at King's.