Melanie Henwood Associates - Health & Social Care Consultancy

Melanie Henwood Associates

Health & Social Care Consultancy

Melanie und​ertakes a wide range of research and analysis on health and social care issues and has particular interests in: the health and social care interface, especially in relation to services for older people; the personalisation transformation in social care; eligibility and fair access; and the social care workforce. Her clients include: Central Government departments; national charities and NGOs; and health and local authorities.

Recent Updates

The Dementia Challenge

07 February 2015

NHS South of England established a Dementia Challenge Fund in 2012/13 allocating £9 million across around 70 projects to drive local improvements and identify and implement practical solutions to the problems faced by people living with dementia. An independent evaluation of the programme was commissioned from Henwood Associates and the University of the West of England.

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Standing Commission on Carers

31 December 2014

In December 2014 Melanie was co-opted as a member of the Standing Commission on Carers. This is an independent advisory group providing expert advice to Ministers on carers' issues, and progress in delivering the National Carers Strategy.

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Skills for Care: Asset based approaches

30 September 2014

Asset-based approaches in adult social care and in suppporting people at the end of their life were supported in a number of projects during 2013/14.

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New website launched

11 March 2013

New website launched.

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About Melanie Henwood

Melanie Henwood - Health and Social Care Consultant

Melanie Henwood established her health and social care consultancy in 1991; prior to that she held posts at the King's Fund (1989-1991), the Family Policy Studies Centre (1983-1989), and the University of Bath (1981-1983).

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Recent Work

Blog: Care and Humanity March 2015

Remembering that patients are - above all - people is fundamental to treating them with humanity and compassion.

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Blog: New Models of Care: The vanguard sites March 2015

Twenty nine 'vanguard sites' developing new models of integrated care and health have been announced. What are the prospects for these latest initiatives?

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Blog: Capped costs for long term care? March 2015

The consultation on the 'capped costs' model for paying for care was published at the beginning of March 2015. Will the cap provide the promised 'protection and peace of mind', and how will it work in practice?

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