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Sunday, April 05, 2020

HelpForce the Domains for Change in Social Care

There are many lessons to be found - and as governments continue to learn - trip over, in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The government made a call for volunteers:


 and the public has responded with 750,000 respondents:


While of little consequence in the larger world, for me this crisis continues to reveal how the axes of Hodges' model encompass far more than their respective labels might indicate.

Taking the vertical axis:  INDIVIDUAL to GROUP (population) nations have had to resort to law to direct, instruct, force their citizens to stay at home.

Health policy, public health and economics specialists have long sought a means to influence people's behaviour. Nudge theory has joined the basic motivators of carrot and stick.

In the UK the call for volunteers has a long history.

Tom Hughes-Hallet, Your NHS Needs You, The Sunday Times, 26 August 2018, p.22.

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

An individual's behaviour ...

... and the impact of the same.


"The Big Society was a political ideology developed in the early 21st century. The idea proposed "integrating the free market with a theory of social solidarity based on hierarchy and voluntarism". Conceptually it "draws on a mix of conservative communitarianism and libertarian paternalism". Its roots "can be traced back to the 1990s, and to early attempts to develop a non-Thatcherite, or post-Thatcherite, brand of UK conservatism" such as David Willetts' Civic Conservatism and the revival of Red Toryism. Some commentators have seen the Big Society as invoking Edmund Burke's idea of civil society, putting it into the sphere of one-nation conservatism.
The term Big Society was originated by Steve Hilton, director of strategy for the Conservative Party, and the idea became particularly associated with the party's leader David Cameron who was a strong advocate for it. The idea formed the flagship policy of the 2010 UK Conservative Party general election manifesto and was part of the subsequent legislative programme of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement. The stated aim was to create a climate that empowered local people and communities, building a "big society" that would take power away from politicians and give it to people."


Clearly, there is a macro form of nudge and hopefully this will result in social care being given the attention (funding) it desperately needs, recognising the value and values inherent in the sector.

Also in the Sunday Times article 'The NHS in numbers':
9m - Increase in UK population of pensioners in next 40 years

1942 - When William Beveridge's blueprint for postwar welfare state was published

10,000 - Volunteers supporting 4,000 staff at Marie Curie cancer care charity.

Tom Hughes-Hallet, Your NHS Needs You, The Sunday Times, 26 August 2018, p.22.