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At a roundtable event, organised by the Guardian and sponsored by workforce development organisation Skills for Care, social care professionals discussed how best to secure the strong leadership social care will require as it faces these challenges.

Professor Jon Glasby

Amongst those at the table was Jon Glasby, Professor of health and social care at the University of Birmingham. He said that the sector was well led but often in spite of the systems in place, rather than because of them.

Jon Glasby said "One of the major successes is the way social care and local authorities in particular have managed in spite of the cuts they have had to face. Many other services would have been unable to function...I do think we could do more to support some of those leaders."

Read the full article in The Guardian