Hampshire competition paves the way for innovative approaches to homecare

“Hampshire’s homecare competition suggests that a real route to innovation is from the “bottom-up”. But it is also a timely reminder that the social care market offers much less than a level playing field to small user-led, community-based and black and minority ethnic organisations. Yet, because of their local knowledge, shared experience and closeness to people’s issues, these grassroots groups have some of the best ideas and responses to offer.” By Peter Beresford