Melanie Henwood Associates - Health & Social Care Consultancy

Melanie Henwood Associates

Health & Social Care Consultancy

I have been an independent consultant since 1991 and I und​ertake a wide range of research and analysis on health and social care issues. I am particularly interested 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. My clients include: Central Government departments; national charities and NGOs; and health and local authorities. My work typically involves qualitative methods that enable people to tell their own powerful stories. 

Please get in touch with me if you wish to discuss commissioning any research or analysis.

Recent Updates

Capping care costs not straightforward

13 July 2015

With rumours (since confirmed) of delays to the full implementation of the Care Act, this blog for the Guardian explored why the cap on care costs is not straightforward.

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Carers movement turns 50

08 July 2015

50 years after carers became a public issue thanks to Mary Webster, it is time to reflect on achievements and to look to the future.

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Dementia Friendly Communities & Skills for Care

21 May 2015

A number of pilot projects were funded by Skills for Care through 2013/14 to develop Dementia Friendly Communities.

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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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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

Dementia Friendly Communities & Skills for Care May 2015

A number of pilot projects were funded by Skills for Care through 2013/14 to develop Dementia Friendly Communities.

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Blog: Dementia awareness and beyond May 2015

The dementia challenge is about much more than awareness raising - where do we go from here?

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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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