Plotting a roadmap for those with complex needs

Local commissioners across the UK now have an opportunity to look beyond mere compliance with the Care Act, Universal Credit or employment programmes and to generate systemic change to address the issues of complex dependency states PCG’s Jenny Pescod and Cathy Anderson.

The US recently took a significant step towards fully embracing independence and employment as the primary goal for disabled individuals, making explicit reference in legislation to: ‘opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive and integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources and receive service in the community to the same degree as individuals who do not receive support…’ [More]

'Time for Me' platform launched in Birmingham

PCG Care Solutions has launched the first eMarketplace which is specifically aimed at carers and meeting their ‘wellbeing’ needs.

The ‘Time for Me’ platform was commissioned by Forward Carers, a consortium of organisations working together as Birmingham Carers Hub.

One in eight people care for a loved one or dependent and there are more than 107,000 carers in Birmingham alone. Numbers are expected to grow resulting in people juggling care, work, family and their social lives. [More]

Tribute to Judith Snow

On the 12th and 13th June, PCG Care Solutions and My Life CIC were due to be hosting free workshops with the international inclusion pioneer and trailblazer, Judith Snow.

It is with great sadness that we learn of the tragic news that Judith Snow has sadly passed away. The news has come as a great shock to us all. Judith was an inspirational leader who made such an amazing difference to people’s lives all over the world and was a true pioneer. She will leave a tremendous gap and one that will be difficult to fill. [More]

New eCommerce win for PCG

PCG has won a contract with Buckinghamshire County Council to deliver an eCommerce platform.

The eCommerce solution will enable the council to market and sell its products and services online, will have two aspects:

Traded services’ aimed at schools in the county and beyond, including legal services, insurance, HR services, accounts, ICT, property and catering.
Citizen services’ covering things like the ordering of school dinners, duplicate marriage and birth certificates, archived documents and event bookings. [More]

PCG Care Solutions features in national think tank report

PCG Care Solutions and its innovative e-marketplace solution has featured in a new report from leading national think tank, IPPR.

The report, ‘Next-generation social care: The role of e-marketplaces in empowering care users and transforming services’ was published this week.

It describes examples of innovative practice in social care e-marketplaces, and of local authorities exploring and testing their potential. More than a quarter of local authorities in England now have e-marketplaces with purchasing functionality, and many more plan to implement one. [More]

We've partnered with MY Life CIC and international inclusion pioneer Judith Snow to offer free workshops

PCG Care Solutions and My Life CIC are proud to jointly offer a number of free workshops with the internationally renowned social trailblazer and inclusion pioneer Judith Snow.
Judith is a person who is barely able to use her body at all and she was the first person in Canada to receive a personal budget. She is a faculty member of the international Asset-Based Community Development Institute and a founding member of the Marsha Forest centre for inclusion.

Judith has spent the past 30 years travelling the world sharing her experiences and training and inspiring others but it is eight years since Judith has visited the UK, so this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Judith and hear her talk. [More]

We're recruiting for a new Finance Manager

Salary: £37,000 to £43,000 plus up to 15% bonus

Location: Wigan

Contract: Permanent

PCG provides industry-leading management consulting and web-based solutions to help public, private and voluntary organisations achieve their performance goals and deliver better outcomes for people. We combine our resources and expertise from these areas to offer a multidisciplinary approach to solving client challenges. PCG has a rapidly growing presence in the UK and Europe. Originally established in 1986, PCG's headquarters is in Boston, Massachusetts and has extensive experience in all 50 states of America and clients in six Canadian provinces. [More]

PCG Healthcare Financial Solutions wins contract with Beacon Hospital

Beacon Hospital, one of the most advanced private hospitals in Europe, has chosen PCG Healthcare Financial Solutions to provide its business intelligence platform.

PCG Healthcare Financial Solutions will supply Beacon Hospital with Qlikview software which enables organisations to easily consolidate, interrogate and visually analyse data for business insight and intelligence. [More]

PCG Healthcare Financial Solutions sponsors NHS Payment System conference

PCG Healthcare Financial Solutions is pleased to announce that it is the official sponsor of the NHS Payment System Conference, organised by HFMA, the professional body for healthcare finance.

The annual conference which takes place in London on 13 May 2015, will bring together finance and clinical leaders from across the sector to discuss current and future issues relating to the NHS payment system. A key focus at this year’s event will be how the reform of the payment system can support the delivery of the new models of care envisaged in the NHS Five Year Forward View. [More]

PCG Care Solutions takes part in 'inclusive community experience'

PCG Care Solutions took part in the Inclusive Community Experience (ICE) last month – a three-day annual event for people with health and social care needs, their family members and carers, as well as organisations providing support.

Almost 300 people from across the UK gathered at the event and PCG Care Solutions was represented by Laura Bimpson its newly appointed partnerships manager. Commenting on the experience, Laura said: “It was a privilege to be part of such an inspiring event and have the opportunity to meet with people from all walks of life, and all corners of the UK. Everyone that attends ICE comes together with a common mission – to ensure a more inclusive society where people are able to live they life they want, in the way they want to.” [More]